June 10, 2012

No elegant technical fixes for distracted driving

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- When does a smartphone make you dumb?
When you're driving.

Dialing or texting on a phone is a proven distraction when you're behind the wheel. And as "smart" as today's phones are, they can't compensate for human folly. 

Thirty-nine states ban texting behind the wheel for all age groups, and an additional five states outlaw it for novice teen drivers. Even so, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said distracted driving is "a national epidemic."

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