[LINK] Mobile phone use set to be banned in vehicles - nanny state?? A-pillar blind spots . . .

Ivan Trundle ivan at itrundle.com
Mon Feb 7 16:27:35 AEDT 2011

On 07/02/2011, at 4:19 PM, Robin Whittle wrote:

> But are these things worse than the problem of people trying to
> navigate with maps?   I doubt I would ever use a GPS - unless it had
> Darth Vader's voice and He could try to direct me around the South at
> night . . .   but trying to stop and read a map has its own problems
> in fast-moving traffic.

Kim's point was that there are many other distractions for drivers: in the form of stuff bolted to the car, as well as stuff you can add to it. The report says much the same.

Luddites will complain that everything should go. Gen X/Y/Z will say that life is one big distraction. Even traffic lights, or obscured road signs.

However, in the middle ground, I've found that a voice telling my ears where and when to turn is infinitely preferable to having to use my eyes, even when not moving.


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