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Distracted Driving: All Lip Service With No Legit Solution 184

Posted by Soulskill
from the problems-we-don't-really-want-to-solve dept.
redletterdave writes: "April was National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Unfortunately, the recognition of this month for distracted driving was a hollow gesture — just like the half-hearted attempts at developing apps that prevent cell phone use while driving. After a week of trying to find an app that prevents me from all cell phone use from behind the wheel entirely, I've given up. The Distracted Driving Foundation lists about 25 apps on its website — there are a few more on Apple's App Store — but I couldn't find a single one that was easy to use. Most were either defunct, required onerous sign-up processes, asked for subscription plans, or simply didn't work as advertised."
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Distracted Driving: All Lip Service With No Legit Solution

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  • by mark-t (151149) <markt&lynx,bc,ca> on Wednesday April 30, 2014 @08:29PM (#46885645) Journal
    The reality is that we live in a world of people who either cannot or will not objectively decide that an action might be unsafe for them at any given instant, and, regrettably, many of these so-called adults have drivers' licenses. What you suggest is ideal, but in a world that has more than enough of its share of people who are either too lazy or too immature to be bothered with trying to behave responsibly, even if they might be endangering themselves in the process, not catering to the lowest common denominator will only result in a greater number of deaths

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