Groups to Back Ban on Cell Phone Use in Vehicles
Today the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers said it will support legislation that bans the use of cell phones — whether for sending text messages or making phones calls — by those operating moving vehicles. The AAM concedes that any distraction while driving is unsafe. Further, the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety plans to hold a press conference on September 24, proposing that professional drivers, such as truck, large van and transit bus operators, be banned from performing certain actions with their cell phones when behind the wheel. Many states across the U.S. have already enacted hands-free laws and texting bans.
DOT Wants to Block Most Phone Apps In Moving Cars
The U.S. Department of Transportation wants phone makers to make it harder for drivers to use their smartphones when behind the wheel.
More GM Vehicles to Add Android Auto and CarPlay
General Motors today committed to adding Android Auto and CarPlay to even more of its cars and trucks. The company is already bringing the smartphone tech to its Chevy, Corvette, and Cadillac brands.
Supreme Court Says Police Must Get Warrant to Search Phones
The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled unanimously that police must obtain a warrant before they can search the cell phones of people they arrest.
Senators Want FCC to Investigate, Regulate Stingrays
A number of senators have asked the FCC to look into law enforcement's use of stingrays to see if the tool puts the public at risk, and also to see if stingrays unfairly target minority groups. Stingrays masquerade as cell towers in order to collect location and other data from phones in a given area.
Congress Gives Unlocking Bill Another Shot
Lawmakers on Monday agreed to a revised bill to make it legal for people to unlock their cell phones. Senator Patrick Leahy and Ranking Member Chuck Grassley introduced the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act last year in order to restore consumers' ability to unlock their phones.
Bluetooth or speakerphone doesn't count for anything?
The list of distractions is crazy long. That press conference is going to ta...
It just seems as though some people think cell phones are the ?ONLY? potential distraction that exists!!!
I do not believe it is that simple.
There have been numerous studies which seem to indicate...
What about data features...
You could say that navigators make safer drivers, and using my phone for that and music isn't any more dangerous than using standalone devices like GPS units, ipods, car stereos, satellite radios, etc.
But yet everytime you see a cop they will be on their phone
They say it affects your ability to drive, but last time I checked, cops aren't cyborgs from outer space!! They are human and can cause accidents too! And I'm sure it has happened numerous times!! Are they exempt from the driving while intoxicated law too?!
What's next... will it be illegal to adjust the heater/AC in your car? Will you get a ticket for reaching over and turning the volume up on the stereo? If you are coordinated enough to perform these tasks, then you can operate a phon...