Oct 18, 2011

Do smartphones cause car accidents? Evidence from Blackberry cuts

The National reports:
Last week email and internet functions were unavailable to Blackberry users in the Middle East, Africa and Europe after a crucial link in the BlackBerry network failed. In Dubai, traffic accidents fell 20% from average rates on the days BlackBerry users were unable to use its messaging service. In Abu Dhabi, the number of accidents fell 40% and there were no fatal accidents. On average there is a traffic accident every three minutes in Dubai, while in Abu Dhabi there is a fatal accident every two days.
ht: TC

1 comment:

Stephen said...

A lot of road accidents are caused by people who spend time on the phone while driving. Distraction is not a good company when you are driving!

Stephen Schaunt