Until they passed the law in Maryland that no hand-held devices are allowed while driving, I occasionally recorded thoughts and songs that came to mind while I was driving. While I justified my hand-held use by telling myself, "it doesn't take as much thought as a conversation."
I still feel my justification is pretty good, but I was just going through some thoughts and songs, hearing the road in the background... I realized that if I had crashed, the sound of my death would have been recorded... That would suck.
This line of thought got me to thinking; I wonder how many people have actually heard someone die in a car crash while talking on the phone to them... I imagine the guilt would be pretty horrible, although of course at the time, the likelihood of a crash wasn't taken seriously on either end of the phone.
I'm just throwing this thought out there for people who do still talk on the phone while driving or talk to people who are driving... Even a good driver may be under a little distraction if a conversation turns exciting, unpleasant or otherwise engaging. The last thing I want to hear from a person isn't the crunch of a car accident and then end up blaming myself for it. I also don't want it to be my fault that someone is scarred with the sound of my accident, perhaps also blaming themselves too.
More important than the scarring sound of an accident, I don't want anyone to get hurt, including myself. I'm sharing something I think is not commonly thought of, but usually does happen in the event of an accident using a hand-held voice device.