Are handheld cell phones as dangerous as they have been made out to be?
(The point is the limits of mental multitasking.)
Forget cellphones. The real danger from distracted driving is the car radio—according to observers in the days before Sirius, in-car DVD players, and even web browsers.
As past Miller-McCune articles have shown, driving while using your cellphone is a bad idea, and the U.S. government is doing its best to make sure you can hear that message now.
Highway administrators say car-mounted Wi-Fi system could let cars and trucks gossip with each other on the road, dramatically improving safety and efficiency.
The administration’s latest dot-gov wants American drivers to focus on the road. But how will the populace react to chiding while driving?