Continuing from a Recent Study Uncovers New Distracted Driving Facts (Part 1), here is some additional interesting information regarding researchers’ conclusions and recommendations about distracted driving. While Part 1 focused on the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s findings regarding what typically distracts drivers the most, here in Part 2, we will concentrate on the expert advice that researchers laid out for policy makers, vehicle manufacturers and drivers. This advice is intended to decrease distracted driving practices and, as a result, reduce the risk of serious car accidents and resulting injuries.
As part of their advice, AAA researchers suggested that:
- First and foremost, drivers take responsibility for their actions and commit to not operating devices, including voice-activated technologies and cellphones (regardless of whether they are hands-free) when driving.
- Vehicle makers strongly consider installing mechanisms in cars that would limit drivers’ abilities to use certain voice-activated features while their vehicle is moving. For example, while drivers could be allowed to operate voice-activated controls for their cruise control or seat warmers, they possibly should be prohibited from being able to use these technologies to write emails or use their cellphones.
- Federal and/or state lawmakers start enacting statutes that would prohibit drivers from using certain technologies when driving.
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