Wednesday November 23, 2016

Feds Want ‘Driver Mode’ For Smart Phones

You guys know me, I'm not one for government regulation, etc. etc. but anything to get people off their damn phones while they are driving would be a win. I'm not just talking about the spike in traffic fatalities last year either. Think of all the annoying stuff that happens to you every day because some jackass is too busy blabbing away on the phone instead of driving.

A federal safety agency is urging cell phone and electronic device makers to design products to minimize the potential for driver distraction. In new voluntary guidelines released Wednesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) called for the creation of a "driver mode" for smart phones and other portable devices that are used while driving. The goal is to curb road deaths and injuries resulting from smartphone-based distractions, such as texting, phone calls and social media.