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Reply To: Nervous for the 1st time

zabo, February 14, 2014 at 12:29 am

I think that the best thing that you can do is to join a bicycling advocacy group. Many states have passed laws against distracted driving, but they are not being enforced.

The next time you drive your car, take an informal poll and count the number of drivers who are on the phone versus those who aren’t. I have seen a very consistent ratio of 1:5 for distracted to compliant. Studies have said that a distracted driver is twice as dangerous as a drunk driver. I saw another study that said that 1 in 10 drivers is under the influence. Could it also be that of the drunk drivers, 20% are also distracted.

Scary topic. THE very best characteristic of Iowa (especially the metro areas) is the abundance of trails. It is such a blessing after tolerating years of abuse by NY drivers.

Zabo

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