Our government at work, what a sight to see. The U.S. Department of Transportation is talking about mandating that automakers block people from being able to text, tweet, GPS, or surf the web while the car is in motion.
Maybe I’m a little more tech savvy than most people, but this is not even possible. Sure if your phone was built into your car, but who does that anymore? Are we going to all suddenly go ok, sure we will throw away our cellphones and go back to car phones? I highly doubt it. So what’s left then? Put a device in the car that sends out a blocking signal to interrupt your cellphone signal. If this was done then what about the passengers. How about pair people’s cellphone with the car. Nope won’t work either. What if the driver is now the passenger, what about the rowdy kids in the back seat? So now they can’t be texting their friends and shut up…
I’m all for people NOT to be able to legally text and drive. It’s not only annoying, it’s very unsafe. It’s not even very safe to text and walk. So really what it’s going to come down to here is that the only way to stop it is for law enforcement to give people tickets for it.
Technology will not solve this problem. Everyone has different phones, different cars, and passengers.
I think talking on the phone even with a headset should be illegal! As soon as someone gets into a heated argument with their boyfriend, mom, or whoever.. they INSTANTLY become an unsafe driver.