UK Researchers Prove Danger of Hands-Free Cell Phone Use

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UK sci­en­tists have demon­strat­ed con­vinc­ing­ly that hands-free cell phone use in cars is more dan­ger­ous than con­ver­sa­tions with pas­sen­gers. Researchers found that a con­ver­sa­tion on a hands-free phone is a more dif­fi­cult task that requires extra men­tal effort due to the lack of prox­im­i­ty, the extra effort involved in work­ing out paus­es and tone, and the fact that the per­son on the oth­er end of the line can­not react to chang­ing road con­di­tions to help the dri­ver as a pas­sen­ger can.