Sunday, March 18, 2012

Feds issue distracted driving guidelines for built-in navigation

In-dash navigation distracted driving guidleines NHTSA

In-dash navigation on the Toyota Sequoia; image courtesy Toyota

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released voluntary guidelines for the auto industry, to limit the distracted driving risks from built-in navigation, communications and entertainment systems. While the guidelines are voluntary, they are expected to be widely implement. read more

Feds call for elimination of moving maps in voluntary distracted driving guidelines

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued “nonbinding, voluntary NHTSA Driver Distraction Guidelines.” Included in the guidelines is the call for the elimination of moving maps:

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Feds recommend 50 state ban on cell phone use while driving

Distracted drivingIn a decision sure to stoke a lot of discussion about distracted driving, the US National Transportation Safety Board has recommended that all 50 states ban the use of mobile devices while driving. The actual statement leaves a little bit of wiggle room, but clearly aims to ban even hands free use of cell phones:

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