The United States Department of Transportation recent proposed a new set of voluntary guidelines to limit calling and texting while driving as part of a larger effort to cease distracted driving. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a set of voluntary guidelines for automobile manufacturers in regards to potential technological distractions that are becoming more and more common in new vehicles, and are popular with consumers.
The guidelines include recommendations to disable in-vehicle systems such as text messaging, Internet browsing, social media access, and interacting with the navigation while the car is in motion. According to MSNBC, the recommendations include “standard and optional systems not directly relevant to safe driving or that cause ‘undue distraction’ by engaging the driver's eyes or hands for more than a brief moment.”
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