Thursday, May 27, 2010
Police say a tractor trailer driven by Ohio truck driver Thomas Wallace hit the rear of a disabled car on a New York State highway while his laptop computer was streaming pornography. "The December crash killed Julie Stratton, whose car was disabled in the passing lane after she hit a deer. Authorities say Wallace also had little sleep before the crash." He pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter and now faces five to 15 years in prison.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Article here. Now that's what I'm talkin' about!
“Digital technology has created a connected culture in America that has forever changed our society,” said Dave McCurdy, President & CEO, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. “Managing technology is the solution, and that’s why automakers developed Driver Focus Design Guidelines to help drivers keep their eyes on the road. Drivers are going to have conversations, listen to music and read maps while driving, and automakers are helping them do this more safely with integrated connectivity technologies.” Alliance members support applying their Driver Focus Guidelines to help design connectivity technologies that are no more distracting than common manual radio controls." Read more.
New Jersey statistics show that talking on a hands-free cell phone while driving can be just as dangerous as talking on a hand-held phone. Read more.