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it is not the act of holding a phone that is dangerous it is the concentration lost when holding a complicated conversation on the phone.
The problem with hand held phones is that the user will NOT let go of the phone for less important things, like changing gear (they let go of the steering wheel instead), looking over their shoulder when changing lanes/overtaking etc (they just indicate - sometimes - and do it).
When I was dumped on my a$$ at 70mph on the m66 it was because the car driver had the phone in his right hand, held to his left ear. He couldn't turn his head far enough to see me when changing lanes.
Your right about the concentration as well tho. Test have shown drivers have less awareness when on the phone than if they are over the drink/drive limit.
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