Sorry if this has already been beaten to death; I did a quick search, but nothing immediately came up. So, the news is doing this story tonight about whether or not this hands-free thing is actually doing anything to lower the frequency of accidents or whatever. I'm just quickly bitching about how ridiculous this whole thing is, because the point of not being on the phone while driving isn't just for your hands being on the wheel, but about attention. Having conversations on the phone with or without using your hands to do so is dangerous. I haven't seen what they have to say yet, but I hope someone they talk to brings this up. I realize that this isn't the case for everyone, but some people who are into this hands-free idea have essentially been promoting talking while driving (more or less), since it's no longer a perceived danger. And screw anyone who promotes having those earpieces in all the time anyway, right. Okay. So to you, simultaneous talkers & drivers: Do you notice a difference hands-free as opposed to not? Thoughts? I don't drive, so it's hard for me to have a real say, I suppose. My dad has been using his nav system to use his phone hands-free, with bluetooth. He's actually worse for it, because it's so easy to answer the phone now, and also he doesn't think about the attention distribution, since he no longer has to use so much of it to physically hold the phone. I guess it does cut down on the incidents involving sxctxting, though.