Today, federal Transportation Secretary Ray La Hood proposed voluntary steps to establish new safety criteria for hands-free calling, navigation and entertainment systems in cars.
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The February 2012 issue of Wired Magazine features a cover story about cars that drive themselves. No longer a technology of the future, these cars are actually here already, navigating themselves through busy rush hour freeway traffic at 70 miles per hour. And they’re doing it more safely than the human beings around them.
Here’s a new video PSA about the dangers of texting while driving from the U.S. government:
What do you think?
We’ve all seen that person in traffic texting away while driving, eyes down to their lap, working the wheel with their forearms or knees, blissfully unaware of their surroundings and the danger they themselves have become to everyone around them.