‘If the conversation is really intense or serious,’ then phone use becomes more dangerous when driving, regardless of whether it is hands-free or hand-held,’ says Naadir Muhammad, 40, of the Venice Park section of Atlantic City, along with friend Luisa Rodriguez.
Hand-held cell phone use while driving “is worse than drunken driving, because at least you know you’ve been drinking. If you’re on a cell phone, you think you own the world,” says Dan Hopper, of Absecon.
Russ Beckman, 28, of Egg Harbor Township, says he thought hands-free was much safer. The real problem is people who text-message while driving, he says.
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