New DOT guidelines aim to reduce distracted driving

Shawn Knight

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The U.S. Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the National Highway Safety Transportation Administration, recently released voluntary guidelines designed to help automakers create safer in-car technology by limiting the amount of time drivers take their eyes off the road.

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Lurker101

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So how long till they legislate over the really big distractions when driving? How long until you're no long allowed drive with two screaming kids in the back seat?
 
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How about the [SIZE=17px]The U.S. Department of Transportation spend a little less time worrying about distracted drivers, and more time trying to reduce the mile long lines outside the local DPS office.[/SIZE]

[SIZE=17px]And by the way, im pretty sure a person is much more distracted eating a burger while slapping their screaming kids in the back seat while driving, then turning the volume up on there car radio. Give me a break with this garbage.[/SIZE]
 

NTAPRO

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So how long till they legislate over the really big distractions when driving? How long until you're no long allowed drive with two screaming kids in the back seat?
They should invest in those things that limo and taxi drive use. Works wonders.
 
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"Specifically, the guidelines would limit the amount of time a person can interact with the vehicle?s audio / video system to two seconds. Furthermore, systems would be limited to just six screen touches over the course of 12 seconds . . . "

Because giving distracted drivers an even narrower window to work with is really going to divert their attention to the road.
 

tonylukac

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Rules and rules. Only the honest guy, as with buying rather than pirating games, like me, follows rules with such scrutiny.