hi again. I started this thread so maybe to guide it I can tell you why I’m asking this question:
I know someone who wore headphones while driving. This was under a situation which requires my involvement to rent the car for her. I’m not exactly a fan of her driving and have already made a big stink of the issue and this headphone thing after the fact is pretty much a betrayal of my trust and, IMO and even more importantly, hideously unsafe.
She wore the headphones over both ears, I made sure to confirm that.
I really just want to yell at her and make her somehow understand how dangerous and illegal that was. I’ve got the illegal part now, thanks, but I’m still looking for statistics and studies and proof and such so I can present a decent argument so she knows it’s about more than just the betrayal of trust (even though that’s plenty right there).
but still, even if you all can’t give me specific studies and stuff, any analytical arguments would help. Sad to say it, but I’m confident that saying “it’s just common sense!” won’t be enough to convince her of my point.
even better: does anyone have any personal experience anecdotes to support my argument? I would hope not, obviously, but they would seem to carry more weight than just statistics.
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