The San Jose Mercury News reports that talking on a cell phone while driving is actually more dangerous than driving drunk. The University of Utah study also concluded that using a hands free device doesn’t help.
The evidence seems to be mounting on this. There have been several studies that seem to reach the same conclusion. Two of these studies were talked about here: Distracted Driver Personality and of course the one I referenced while bashing talkative cabbies. What municipality will try to regulate this first and how long after the regulation will a study be produced by a wireless company to dispute these claims?