Argument: Cell phones in cars can be regulated, unlike other distractions
"Editorial: Cellphone ban long overdue". The Dominion Post. June 12th, 2008 - "Previous attempts to stop motorists using hand-held cellphones foundered in the face of arguments that cellphones are just one form of driver distraction.
Eating, loading cassettes or CDs into car stereos, dropped cigarettes and even buzzing insects can be equally hazardous.
But cellphone use, which contributed to 26 fatal crashes and 411 injury crashes between 2002 and 2007, is something the Government can do something about now."