distracted driving

distracted driving

(1) The preoccupation with texting and using a smartphone while driving.

(2) The preoccupation with modern automotive infotainment systems. Although most built-in navigation units do not allow setting a new destination when the vehicle is moving (although voice commands may be allowed), there are countless touchscreen options that are always active. For example, tuning radio stations, adjusting climate control and viewing the electric-gas motor operation in hybrids require drivers to take their eyes off the road for a few seconds at a time. Fortunately, safety features such as collision avoidance are increasingly available in new cars. See adaptive cruise control and collision avoidance system.
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Current distracted driving laws have a loophole for the use of smartphone apps.
The collaboration is aimed at fighting distracted driving.
Senator Maggie Hassan announced today her Granite Stater of the Month for January, Mark Cournoyer, of Jaffrey, who has dedicated himself to making our roads safer by educating drivers particularly new drivers about the serious danger and potentially tragic consequences of distracted driving.
21, 2017 -- The National Road Safety Foundation and the organizers of the Chicago Auto Show are asking area teens for help getting the word out about the dangers of distracted driving, which is responsible for more than 3,300 traffic fatalities every year.
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Distracted driving is nearly as old as the automobile itself.
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The idea behind Textalyzer, which is being developed by Israel-based tech company Cellebrite, is to curb the frequency of distracted driving in the city.