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    Taking A Stand!!!

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    Default Distraction guidelines proposed for automakers

    Looks like they are going after people that drive cars now too instead of just the truck driver.

    “Distracted driving is a dangerous and deadly habit on America’s roadways,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. “These guidelines are a major step forward in identifying real solutions to tackle the issue of distracted driving for drivers of all ages.”

    Geared toward light vehicles – cars, SUVs, pickup trucks, minivans and other vehicles rated at not more than 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight – the guidelines are the first in a series of guidance documents NHTSA plans to issue to address sources of distraction that require use of the hands and/or diversion of the eyes from the primary task of driving.

    Distraction guidelines proposed for automakers | Commercial Carrier Journal

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    Default Re: Distraction guidelines proposed for automakers

    I think the last paragraph exposes the whole plan of LaHood. I also heard that the proposed Highway Bill has $300+ billion earmarked for distracted driving. I did a quick search but could only find reference to $90 million. Guess I should put my hearing aids in...

    NHTSA also is considering future, Phase II proposed guidelines that might address devices or systems that are not built into the vehicle but are brought into the vehicle and used while driving, including aftermarket and portable personal electronic devices such as navigation systems, smartphones, electronic tablets and pads, and other mobile communications devices. A third set of proposed guidelines (Phase III) may address voice-activated controls to further minimize distraction in factory-installed, aftermarket and portable devices.
    Last edited by Trucker Wife; 02-17-2012 at 05:38 PM. Reason: Fixed quotes :D

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    Default Re: Distraction guidelines proposed for automakers

    Make no mistake, this government does not care a rats azz about safety,
    they're only concern is
    "revenue enhancement".

 

 

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