Cell Phone Use
Although it may seem preposterous that anyone would use a hand-held cell phone while riding a motorcycle, the intention to do so has clearly surfaced. In the development of better headset technology, some motorcyclists have also taken to using their cell phones while riding via headphones and a small microphone connected inside their helmets. While some states have reacted by declaring headphones in general legal for motorists to use, this does not address the added dangers of cell phone use while on a motorcycle.
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Cell Phone Safety Concerns
Some drivers and riders alike seem to believe that they are special, if not truly exceptional, handlers of motor vehicles. However, a recent University of Utah study has found that all drivers would be better off without using cell phones at all while on the road. The study and its predecessors have shown the following results:
- Talking on a cell phone shows similar effects as legally being intoxicated while driving
- Only 2.5 percent of all drivers are unaffected by distraction during phone calls
- Hands-free devices are as dangerous as hand-held devices
With the roadways full of potential dangers, talking on a headset while riding a motorcycle is a serious and unnecessary risk. Motorcyclists already face additional problems with visibility between themselves and other motor vehicle drivers and their openness to environmental dangers. Compounding this with a voluntary distraction only threatens riders further.
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