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Ban Windows, Not Cell Phones

Scrivner has another great post, this one to a study at Virginia Commonwealth University. (My link is to the study, not the press summary Scrivner links.)

The press summary claims that rubbernecking accounts for 16% of accidents, looking at scenery or landmarks 10%, while cell phones account for only 5%. Clearly the answer is to ban side windows on cars, not cell phones.

I mention that its the press summary, because reading the study, things are unsurprisingly more nuanced.