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Should Car Radios be banned? Study shows Sports on Car Radio on par with Drunk Driving!


potholedogger

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Should Car Radios be banned? Study shows Sports on Car Radio on par with Drunk Driving!

A Study by the UK's Transport Research Authority, has found that Drivers listening to sports, on the radio while driving can be as dangerous as Drunk Driving.

Great progress has been made in Ireland, in reducing road deaths over the last decade. This study indicates that there is further scope for improvement of road safety in Ireland. Drivers are being distracted from giving their full attention to driving, while listening to the radio while driving.

Obviously some programming will cause more distraction than other programing as drivers are increasingly stimulated, by programme content.

The Study found that Drivers engaged most with sports broadcasting. It would be unreasonable to ban radio sports broadcasts but the obvious solution seems to be to remove radios from cars.

The drive time market is a major market for advertisers, as many people only listen to radio while they drive.

The UK study found that radio listeners could have their reaction times increased by up to 20%. It also found that, the number of incidents of hard breaking at the last minute almost doubled when motorists were listening to sports commentary.

And the report noted: "This suggests that the motorists were not paying enough attention to the road and had to make a late decision to respond to the conditions and drivers on the road around them."

A simple device that interrupts use of the radio while the car is moving would provide a solution!

Sports on car radio as dangerous as drunk driving, UK scientists claim - NYPOST.com
 
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Cabbage/Turnip

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Feck off you ape. Jesus you have fallen for the health N safety drive hook line and sinker! People will always die on the roads end of
 

potholedogger

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Feck off you ape. Jesus you have fallen for the health N safety drive hook line and sinker! People will always die on the roads end of


Yes people die on the roads., but the number decreases the more hazards are removed.

How many people's lives should we sacrifice each year so drivers can listen to the radio?
 

daveL

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Yes people die on the roads., but the number decreases the more hazards are removed.

How many people's lives should we sacrifice each year so drivers can listen to the radio?
the world you would have us inhabit is one hell of a grey place
 

slippy wicket

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Let's ban sexy women walking down the road as well shall we.

While we're at it, let's ban everything.
For the love of god noooo, the sight of a sexy ass in skin tight jeans is one of the few pleasures to be had while driving nowadays.
 

tigerben

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Let's stop driving , let's stop cooking food, let's stop lighting fires, buying cleaning products, ban ladders, hammers and knifes. Where do you stop, accidents happen, they will always happen, you can find a quango that will always want to ban things. It keeps them in jobs. It keeps trees being cut down for endless reports . I vote to ban Quangos, their bad for your health, sanity and taxpayers money.
 

Cabbage/Turnip

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How many lives have the radio saved from stopping people sleeping while driving! Drive from duin to Killarney in the dark with no noise, people have truly lost it
 

beaker28

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I find nice gardens are the number one cause of accidents , that and when you see one of your friends with a new crew cut ban them all ,

feck now I am thinking of Gay burn ban him too
 

Clanrickard

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Feck off you ape. Jesus you have fallen for the health N safety drive hook line and sinker! People will always die on the roads end of
We will see if you are so blasé when it is someone close to you that is killed.
 

Fides

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Based on a study of 18 participants I see. Hardly very scientific.

But we should also ban:
1. Children from cars - they can be very distracting
2. 2 women in a car. Their chatting is probably more distracting than sports.
 

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