Distracted driving: DOT says using navigational apps is as dangerous as texting and driving

Rapid evolution of smartphone apps leave a potentially dangerous gray area for police, motorists

Source: www.cbsnews.com

Can using navigational apps be as dangerous as texting and driving?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants to issue voluntary guidelines for specific electronic devices including apps on smartphones. Right now, many states laws regarding smartphone usage while driving only refer to talking or texting on the phone. Using a navigational app is usually not covered by these laws.

 

My Take: The NHTSA and states need to go father than issue "voluntary" guidelines. Laws should prohibit all forms of distracting driving. Remember, there is no such thing as "safe" distracted driving. Distracted driving, in all of its forms, is dangerous. 

 

Source: CBS News

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