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Old 10-18-11, 08:39 AM   #1
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Abu Dhabi Traffic Accidents Dropped 40% During the BlackBerry Outage

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/techn...-outage/43784/

http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-n...fer-police-say
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Old 10-18-11, 08:55 AM   #2
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That is a very interesting finding. But of course one would have to correct for the factors affecting this statistic that are independent of BlackBerry use per se to get a more accurate estimate since business in general must have been affected greatly.

I'm not surprised though - in the wrong hands (as they often are) cellphones are deadly. Every day of the year. There's plenty of hard data to prove that (cellphone logs at instant of impact ...).
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Old 10-18-11, 09:17 AM   #3
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Maybe we should have a mandated national shutdown of the cell phone networks around rush hours. Of course, that would delay people calling for help after getting hit by idiot motorists. Maybe a shutdown for everything except 911 around those hours?
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