2001-06-20 13:58 ☼ post
Last night Dateline had a look at the dangers of driver multi-tasking. I think they raised a valid point in that drivers doing other things than driving like (dialing a cellphone or changing cds) are much more likely to have accidents. Watching various people driving around the hazard simulation course up while attempting to accomplish assigned tasks was pretty scary. But the thing I didn’t like about the segment was that they didn’t really demonstrate that average drivers can handle unexpected situations even when they aren’t distracted. I have a feeling that most of the drivers would have had problems with the course even if they weren’t distracted.