I would love to see this come into law, I hate people driving and texting and talking on the phone. I’ve watched people swerve all over the road, across lanes, just texting away. If it wasn’t for the other drivers on the road paying attention they’d be in an accident surely. Now if they could enact a law that bans putting on makeup, eating, shaving, reading the paper, using your computer etc while driving we’d be set.
In the full article it mentions the system that you can update your Facebook status and other social networking from your car, and I totally agree that’s a bad idea. Drivers don’t need anything like that in their cars. I can see it now, talking on the phone,eating, driving and Tweeting, not much of a distraction is it?
I love this quote: “It’s so ingrained at this point, I think banning that would be extremely difficult, bordering on folly,” King said in an interview. “There would be no legitimate, public support for an outright ban.” Then if you look it it has over 2,000 people who like it on Facebook. No support? I think there’s some really.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says he believes motorists are distracted by any use of mobile phones while driving, including hands-free calls, as his department begins research that may lead him to push for a ban.
LaHood, whose campaign against texting and making calls while driving has led to restrictions in 30 states, says his concerns extend to vehicle information and entertainment systems such as Ford Motor Co.’s Sync and General Motors Co.’s OnStar.
“I don’t want people talking on phones, having them up to their ear or texting while they’re driving,” LaHood said in an interview this week. “We need a lot better research on other distractions,” including Bluetooth-enabled hands-free calls and the in-car systems, he said.
Full article here via Bloomberg: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-10-08/lahood-weighs-urging-u-s-ban-on-all-driver-phone-use-in-cars.html
Via Drudge Report