Daily Wisdom

July 12, 2005

Cell Phones Boon To Auto Body Shops

Tuesday, July 12th -- A recent study by the University of Sydney Australia suggests that increased cell phone usage is proving to be a windfall for auto body repair shops around the world. The study was based on an analysis of 456 drivers who were hospitalized as a result of injuries sustained in traffic accidents and who also owned and used cell phones.

The study reviewed the cell phone records of these individuals in the 10-minute and 5-minute periods just prior to the accident. In all cases it was determined that cell phone usage was most likely the cause of the accident. There was no distinction based on age or gender. There was no benefit for the use of hands-free phones. The study findings concluded that cell phone usage while driving increases the likelihood of ending up in the hospital, and of paying a visit to the local auto body shop, by a factor of 400%.

Auto body trade associations reacted favorably to the news.

6 Comments:

At 7/12/2005 9:24 PM , Blogger Kajun said...

HAMMER'S BODY SHOP
Conviently located within wheelchair distance of Parkland General Hospital

We take the dent out of accident!

Body work so fine, you can't even tell it was fixed!

Free Cell Phone With Every Estimate!

Tell em kajun sent ya.

 
At 7/12/2005 9:45 PM , Anonymous Maggie said...

Kajun,
Aren't cell phones wonderfully useful?
If you have a car accident while engaged in a cell phone conversation you can dial 911 and then take pictures for insurance purposes.(unless it is fatal) :>)

 
At 7/12/2005 9:50 PM , Anonymous Maggie said...

korection....I meant Hawkeye.
Sorry about the name confusion but I had just read a Kajun comment on Scrappleface and also on this blog.

 
At 7/13/2005 12:06 AM , Blogger camojack said...

I've seen way too much supporting evidence to argue the point...

 
At 7/13/2005 12:09 AM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Maggie,
No problem... I am often confused with amazing and wonderful personalities like Kajun, and Einstein, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

I have the IQ of Arnold, the physique of Einstein, and the humor of Kajun!

 
At 7/13/2005 12:10 AM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

camo,
Aint that the truth.

 

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