posted on Jul, 11 2018 @ 08:03 AM
I came across this article and a few things occurred to me.
"New road signs can detect mobile phones are being used in vehicles"
"Road signs that know when a mobile phone is being used in a moving vehicle are being installed in Norfolk, in a bid to tackle usage behind the
The system, which can tell the difference between active phone calls and other activities based on the strength of a signal and how long it lasts,
flashes up a red warning signal to drivers when it detects a call."
Now this is being sold as an attempt to keep our roads safe. A noble cause indead.
But are the dangers of cell phone usage exaggerated?
I did a two minutes Google search for some stats and the results are kinda interesting.
This covers deaths in crashes.
The stats start in 1975 and go to 2016.
There was 39k wrecks in 1975.
Then 37k wrecks in 2016.
Deaths didn't deviate much either.
The numbers bounced around in the years between but not drastically.
I'm having trouble finding not fatal stats to compare. There are more cars on the road today than 40 years ago and higher speed limits so the
numbers should be higher but I'm still looking.