12/14/2011 6:00 PM ET |
Filed under: Tech Talk
The National Transportation Safety Board has been called together to discuss banning texting and using cell phones while driving — for the entire country here in the U.S.!
"When it comes to using electronic devices, it may seem like it's a quick call or a quick text or a tweet, but accidents happen in the blink of an eye. No emails, no texts, no calls. It's worth a human life."
We agree! Especially when you know that over 3,000 people died while distracted driving in 2010!
The only problem is is that it's hard to enforce, mostly because of the sheer number of people who do it, and it's pretty hard to detect.
We do think that vehicles that are implementing built-in hands free technologies are on the right path, especially in an age where people might go for still-distracting ways of hands-free communication just to stay connected.
But, in the end, not doing shizz on your phone while you're driving is the BEST way to keep from being distracted!
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