Should Biking and Phoning Be Banned?

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I've asked before whether cycling drunk is as bad as drunk driving, but what about talking on your cell phone? Given that cyclists are one of the most vulnerable road users out there, and given that both hearing and balance are crucial to keeping you alive, it makes sense that the Guardian's bike blog is asking whether you should be allowed to bike and phone at the same time. I am sure there will be those who argue that cyclists do not represent the same threat on the road to others as motorists do, and therefore should be given more freedom to make up their own mind about risks—but the fact is that unpredictable behavior on the road is a danger to all. Besides which, it's about time we learned to live without our phones for 5 minutes anyway...

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