Greetings. As regular readers of my missives may know, I've long been a critic of the conventional wisdom that the anti-cell phone laws becoming increasingly common (including one here in California set to take effect around a year from now) will reduce auto accidents -- the science and statistics just never appeared to be there to support the types of legislation passed, as far as I'm concerned.
Now, a new U.C. Berkeley study appears to confirm that accident rates simply have not behaved in a way that would validate the views of those pushing these cell phone laws that affect the general population.
Laws passed on the basis of gut feelings, rather than hard facts, are often the ones that make the least sense and do the least good.