BlackBerry users want ban

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National car insurer Response Insurance has released its “National Driving Habits Survey,” which asked people which activities are too distracting to be safe behind the wheel. According to Response Insurance, 65% of Blackberry owners favor banning their use behind the wheel. In fact, Blackberry owners supported the ban more than those who do not own one (58%), which shows that BlackBerry users are far more aware of the CrackBerry’s addictive — and distracting — properties.

The national survey also revealed that 59% of hand-held cell phone owners support banning their cell phones while driving, and even 19% of hands-free cell phone owners want hands-free cell phone use while driving banned.

“Our Survey results appear to reflect a growing concern that multi-tasking behind the wheel is getting out of hand,” said Mory Katz, Chairman & CEO of the Response Insurance Group. “But, the fastest way drivers can put those concerns into action is by not engaging in activities that present distractions.”

  • Ray H.

    I’m surprised I’m even still alive. I’m probably one of the reasons this is even an issue. I’m one of those “drive by braille” kinda guys, who rely on the divots in the road to let me know when I’m running into the other lane. It’s even harder when I’m riding my motorcycle…

  • Ray H.

    I’m surprised I’m even still alive. I’m probably one of the reasons this is even an issue. I’m one of those “drive by braille” kinda guys, who rely on the divots in the road to let me know when I’m running into the other lane. It’s even harder when I’m riding my motorcycle…

  • http://www.moresparecash.co.uk/ Lewis Smile

    Wow Ray! That’s pretty terrifying!

    I think a ban would be useful. Using your phone in your car is banned in the UK, and somebody was fined recently for eating a Mars Bar at the wheel!

    I’m trying to think of a way to like a mars bar to a blackberry (fruit or phone), but I can’t.

    Oh well.

  • http://www.moresparecash.co.uk Lewis Smile

    Wow Ray! That’s pretty terrifying!

    I think a ban would be useful. Using your phone in your car is banned in the UK, and somebody was fined recently for eating a Mars Bar at the wheel!

    I’m trying to think of a way to like a mars bar to a blackberry (fruit or phone), but I can’t.

    Oh well.