Government Wants to Restrict In-Vehicle Communications
Feb 16, 2012, 10:50 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today proposed new rules for automakers that would have them restrict access to certain communications functions of newer automobiles while in motion. Specifically, LaHood wants car makers to prevent drivers from using built-in features for sending text messages, making calls, surfing the internet, or accessing social media while behind the wheel. "Distracted driving is a dangerous and deadly habit on America's roadways — that's why I've made it a priority to encourage people to stay focused behind the wheel," LaHood said in a statement. In December, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended that a number hands-free devices be banned from use by drivers. The new rules are open for comment for the next 60 days, and the the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will hold hearings in March over the proposals.
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Too Much Government
Look, if you were operating your own vehicle on a private roadway with no other citizens around, and no possibility of causing harm while you are distracted, the...
not to sure about this
Bad Form by the Gov
You support this because it keeps you safe? The government could mandate wearing a helmet 24 hours a day using that good. The fact is that this is invasive and not what the federal government is for. That you are a California residen...
These are proposed GUIDELINES for automakers the administration is outlining, and not legislation. At least that is what the supplied link in the article is stating.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/16/us-usa-aut ... »
So you have the Obama administration that wants to restrict certain practices, Congress which has shown no interest in restricting them and automakers...well I am sure everyone knows their position.
This is going nowhere at least for the moment...