Guidelines Aim to Reduce Distracted Driving

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Anne
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Re: Penalise the car makers
Anne   2/20/2012 11:36:20 AM
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I think the carmakers should think more of adding protective features not distrative ones.

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Re: Guidelines Aim to Reduce Distracted Driving
Anne   2/20/2012 11:31:23 AM
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@ Adeniji,

Considering customized cars, I think there should be a general policy irrespective of the statue either customized or general that no car should have any distractive feature. Driving require total concentration, you can imagine watching movie while driving.

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Re: Law needs rephrasing
Adeniji Kayode   2/20/2012 10:21:50 AM
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Good point Bolaji, and that is why i supported those festures not functional when the car is in motion

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Re: Law needs rephrasing
Bolaji Ojo   2/20/2012 10:10:02 AM
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Cryptoman, As Barbara wrote in a previous message will legislation solve entire problems of driver distraction? There's no law against reading while driving (there's a law about distraction but not that specific). What happens in the gray areas? The regulators may end up prescribing all kinds of laws and adding more and more to these as consumers add to the things they do behind the wheel.

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Re: Voice activated input
TaimoorZ   2/20/2012 9:50:19 AM
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@Adeniji: Of course not :) I'm suggesting the use of voice-activated commands for controlling the systems within the car like audio player, GPS navigator etc.

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Law needs rephrasing
Cryptoman   2/20/2012 9:32:22 AM
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I think it is a positive move but I fear it is unlikely to work and is a bit unfair to the car manufacturers. Nothing stops the third party devices to be used in the cars according to this law. It simply prevents the "distractive" features to come as standard in cars.

If the real issue is personal and driving safety here, the law should be extended to prohibit the "use" of distractive infotainment systems in cars. Therefore, the liability should be shifted to the drivers, which I think where the weakest link in the chain lies.

This law will simply boost the sales of the third party in-car infotainment device manufacturers because most drivers fill go and buy the missing features from them. As a result, the driving safety will remain as a problem.

 

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Vehicle makers' responsibility vs. driver responsibility
Bolaji Ojo   2/20/2012 8:30:36 AM
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Barbara, After reading through the proposed guidelines, I couldn't but wonder how the automakers are supposed to implement them. How, for instance, do you limit what a driver can look at inside or outside the vehicle -- and if you can through software -- how do you implement the timing issue? How long am I supposed to glance at my GPS, for instance, and who's timing me? Some of the guidelines simply require the driver to be more responsible behind the wheel and cannot be legislated or even required.

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TIOLUWA   2/20/2012 8:18:55 AM
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I think this could lead to something good. Even if DOT does not want to penalise manufacturers who don't comply, they should at least offer some sort of certification and approval for those who comply, this could help compel other to respond to creating safer cars

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Re: Guidelines Aim to Reduce Distracted Driving
Adeniji Kayode   2/20/2012 6:04:02 AM
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You are right, but what of the case of in the case of customized cars where a customer can list the features he want in his car and ready to pay too.

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Re: Voice activated input
Adeniji Kayode   2/20/2012 5:30:38 AM
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Not bad idea to use voice command in cars but are you also suggesting voice command for the braking system of the car too?

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