New Thinking – Goverments wants to disable mobilephones in cars
The Department of Transportaion wants to be allowed to disable cellphones when inside a car, in a effort to reduce the big number of distracted driving deaths.
It´s about 5,500 people that dies from distractions from the cellphones every year, and about half a million injured, according to the Secretary of Transportation.
Today there is no laws that bans talking or using the cellphone in any way when driving. DoT wants to add technology to the cars that would disable cellphones.
I think the technology is there, and i think you´re going to see the thechnology become adaptable in automobiles to disable these cellphones”
says Raymond LaHood Secretary of Transportation.
During his speech he said that around 5,500 people died and that about a half milion were injured, and that was a low estimate according to scientists as Paul Atchley at the University of Kansas who has studied the case.