In Australia, the New South Wales State government is installing cameras to detect cell phone use while driving and are expected to generate $US 300M in fines annually. Optimization of camera locations, of course, would allow for faster installation prioritizing the most prone areas. NNID and the use of cell phone network data can deliver that optimization as well as provide the individual feedback to drivers to allow the worst offenders to self limit distracted driving without invoking Big Brother. Here is the article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7744845/Hi-tech-cameras-catch-1-100-drivers-texting-set-make-350-million-year.html
The Most and Least Distracting Infotainment Systems
According to Consumer Reports there are six most distracting, six less distracting and 8 that are least distracting.
Interestingly, “good old fashioned knobs and buttons” rank higher than touch screens in a few cases. Voice command usefulness, crammed touchscreen buttons were common misgivings on even the best systems.
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With trucking associations and insurance companies describing distracted driving and cellphone use behind the wheel at “epidemic” levels, it’s time Minnesota lawmakers acted to change the law on this critical public safety issue.
Dozens of victims’ families rallied at the state Capitol Thursday to push for a bill that would restrict motorists from holding a cellphone while driving. Greg Tikalsky, of New Prague, was one of them. He lost his father Joe after a driver on her cellphone hit and killed him as he was walking to his mailbox to get his newspaper. [Read More]
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Under the legislation, the following would still be allowed:
Drivers can answer or initiate phone calls or text messages via voice commands using blue tooth, speaker phone, heads sets or some other hands-free device.
Adjusting GPS mapping is allowed with voice commands or by setting destinations in advance of driving.
While touching the device drivers can swipe to disable features on the device.
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