Oh, and could you provide the "study" please?
And many of these are not a good idea. I don't think grabbing a bottle of water or Coke from the area between the seats is going to be distracting. It doesn't take much in the way of attention to do this, or even to munch on a McDonald's hamburger. Some of those other things, I would agree with you on... though, due to the common nature of cell phones in cars vis a vis people copulating, it would seem to me that government action in that area would be of a higher priority.
Hmmm....I see, so you don't think that the things that you do, which have been discussed on other 'distracted driving' discussions as a distraction, are indeed distracting when you do them, just when others do?
Or how about this one...A new study suggests that laws banning talking on or sending text messages with cell phones while driving may not significantly decrease the risk of traffic accidents. Instead, experts suggest dealing with the problem of distracted drivers in general.
Study: Distractions, not phones, cause car crashes | Signal Strength - CNET News
While cell phones have been widely criticized as the cause of distracted driving, they ranked sixth in the study's list of distracted driving behaviors. Looking at traffic, crashes and roadside incidents was the primary distraction in 16 percent of the crashes studied, followed by driver fatigue, 12 percent; looking at scenery, 10 percent; passenger and child distractions, nine percent; and adjusting the radio, CD or tape player, seven percent. Cell phones were cited as the primary distraction in slightly more than five percent of the crashes studied. Distractions inside the vehicle accounted for 62 percent of all the crashes studies.
VCU study finds cell phones are not the leading cause of distracted driving – VCU News Center
Cell phones are the easy target, because when we are mad at the driver in front of us for going too slow, or guilty of distracted driving, and they are talking on a phone we attribute that to their displayed inattention to the road and traffic conditions. That may not be the case.
And Truckers are also easy targets because everyone thinks of us a large, slow, nuisance on the road causing them to be late until they get to the store and are told that their product they want to buy isn't in stock.....Face it most people, even a few in here are self centered jerks that think that they own the road and no one else should hold them up....