The Feds' 'ultimate solution' to curb distracted driving
Distracted driving kills more than 3,000 people each year in the United States, a figure that represents about 10 percent of all traffic fatalities. How many of those people die because they were fiddling with their phones, or navigating their navigation systems, isn't clear, but no matter. The feds say they've got "the ultimate solution" for curbing the use of mobile devices while we're mobile. Nathaniel Beuse, associate administrator for vehicle safety research at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, says government regulation coupled with standards set by automakers and the electronics industry could reduce fatalities. He says we need "a technological solution, some sort of innovation" in which the device or the car would recognize when the driver is using a mobile device and deactivate it.
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