There should be a law put in place, like New York State has, that would make it illegal to use a cell phone, while driving. Like cyclist, drivers should only be driving. In Europe, most Europeans, concentrate on driving only. I would also like to see a law in place that there would be an automatic year suspension, of ones drivers license, if convicted of running over a cyclist or pedestrian.
I assume you mean if the driver was at fault. I mean, what if a pedestrian or cyclist were to simply dart out in front of you while driving. Surely you don't think you should lose you license for a year.
And a cell phone ban does not work if it is not enforced. We have had one here in Philadelphia for over a year now. And across the river in NJ, there has been a ban in place for years. Yet, during my 1.5 mile walk to work, I routinely see at least a dozen people with their hands on their phones doing one thing or another. (The law prohibits you from operating the handset unless pulled over in a non-driving lane with the car in neutral.) The city does a terrible job of enforcing the law, so people don't see much risk. It's just like jaywalking. So what? I won't get a ticket. It's my understanding that New York does a much better job of enforcement.