New NHTSA Driver Distraction Guidelines Target Mobile Devices

By Team Writer / November 29, 2016

A lot of drivers are distracted by their cellphones putting many people at risk for wrecks. This article mentions guidelines intended to help reduce the potential for driver distraction by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The agency is wants public comments on its proposed guidelines. One of the safety precautions is to put your cell phone down and focus on the road.

Key Takeaways:

  • As millions of Americans take to the roads for Thanksgiving gatherings, far too many are put at risk by drivers who are distracted by their cellphones,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Fox.
  • The guidelines encourage manufacturers to implement features such as pairing, where a portable device is linked to a vehicle’s infotainment system, as well as Driver Mode, which is a simplified user interface.
  • At the same time, these features preserve the full functionality of the devices when they’re used at other times.

“The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released proposed guidelines to help address driver distraction tied to cell phones and other mobile and aftermarket electronic devices.”

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