Funny thing happened today as I was at a light waiting for light to
change. I was in the left turn lane facing north, and the highway
traffic coming off the highway heading across my path showed a police
car going past me and the cop driving was talking on his cell phone.
I just shook my head as I watched him drive past me.
Simple: Hands free technology *reduces* distraction. Eliminating it
altogether would be nice, but is impractical in reality. It's a step in
the right direction. Autonomous cars cannot get here fast enough for me.
I have to disagree with that conclusion since it happens fairly quickly
and doesn't require as much cognitive distraction as other things.
Having sex while driving would be *much* worse, for instance. ; ) I can
tell you from direct observation that even something seemingly
innocuous as someone discussing complex details of a software defect and
remedy while driving is extremely distracting and dangerous. I was
once on a conference call where a coworker almost hit a school bus while
trying to describe an integration issue to the rest of the team. People
do all sorts of asinine distracting and potentially dangerous things
while driving. Sneezing doesn't seem like it should be very high on that
list to me.
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