93% of Americans Support Ban on Texting While Driving, Finds Poll
Ford has (sort of) found a compromise, of course, and it has the numbers to back it up. When asked if they'd use voice-activation technology (like Ford's SYNC), 76-percent said they'd be interested in a car equipped with such a feature. Ford executives are surely licking their chops at the potential market possibilities. But there's one problem. It's not just busy hands that make using a cell phone while driving dangerous. Studies show that it's the burden put on your brain that leads to distracted drivers and more accidents.
It'll take a tough stance to change the habit of millions of drivers though. Might we suggest lawmakers look toward Utah for some inspiration. [From: Motor Trend, via Autoblog]