Hometown, Alaska: Driving and Dialing

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A student talks on a hands-free cell phone while operating a high-tech driving simulator, University of Utah

Most of us don’t get behind the wheel of a car after drinking too much. But who doesn’t talk on a cell phone when they drive? It’s so convenient. Call the office from the road, check in on the kids, get the grocery list for dinner on the way home. What’s not to like about this instant connectivity? Except this. New research about talking on a cell phone and driving is so scary that 6 states now ban hand-held cell phones in the car. Is talking on your cell while behind the wheel really the new drunk driving? Join the conversation on driving and dialing with host Kathleen McCoy on Hometown, Alaska this afternoon at 2:00 pm on KSKA.

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HOST: Kathleen McCoy, independent journalist


LIVE: Wed, September 23, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.

REPEAT: Wed, September 23, 2009 at 10:00 p.m.

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