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Distracted Driving - Has Anything Changed ?

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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" People aren't seeing what they need to see to drive" - Peter Kissinger , President & CEO of AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Has the addition of hands free phone systems made the roadways of  Greater Vancouver safer ?


But any safety benefits flowing from this new technology appear to have been offset by the plethora of dashboard technology that newer vehicles offer their operatosr.

Dashboard technology available on newer vehicles now includes: television, movies, text on voice command and e-mail on command.

To take it a step further, research indicates that the voice activated systems pose a significant problem when it comes to interfering with a drivers concentration.

So is there any light at the end of the tunnel ?

Not if you're a fan of demographics. It would appear that automakers are adding all this new technology to vehicles in an effort to excite and attract younger "technology obsessed" drivers.

Follow the money.

The problem of distracted driving isn't going any time soon.


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