Cell phone or hands-free, your mind is still gonna drift and your focus will still be on two tasks…driving a car and having a conversation. I think they might as go all the way and ban it all. I mean, isn’t your health more important than any business decision or whatever?
By your reasoning, nobody should be allowed to talk to another person while in a car…
It would be nice if people were “smarttalkers”, but too many of them are “dumbtalkers”. They can’t talk and watch the road at the same time. They look to the side, move their hands around, and they lose track of things, including their attention. These are not safe people. The smarttalkers are less of a problem. They say “shutup” when things are a little dicey, they never look off the road and check their mirrors and signal even in conversations. Cops can only catch the cellphone users tho’. They can’t distinguish smarttalkers vs. dumbtalkers until the dumbtalkers have hit someone else (all too often a smarttalker).