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Cellphone driver. Photo © James Legans, Jr., creative commons

Police could learn from advertisers:
Peer pressure and social anxiety work

A century ago, people who drove automobiles unsafely on city streets were called jay-drivers. Like Toad of Toad Hall from the children’s book, Wind in the Willows, they wandered all over the road, drove too fast or drove too slow, stopped and started unpredictably, and caused mayhem—and consternation—among other road Read more →

No cellphones, by Oscar Anton, www.oscaranton.com

Texting from the loo a hazardous endeavour

  According to the most recent survey of cellphone use, these devices have now invaded every aspect of our lives. Seventy-five per cent of the survey’s respondents admitted to using handheld devices to text, talk, surf, purchase items and conduct business while attending to other business with another handheld device Read more →