If Distracted Driving is Bad…
We’re told it’s not safe to text while drive because that’s a distraction. But how about all these buzzers and flashing lights and (yes, it’s true) suddenly vibrating seats and steering wheels? Many new cars comes equipped with some – or all – of the following:
Blind Spot Detection
Lane Change Assist
Lane Departure Warning
Cross Traffic Alert
Brake Assist/Collision Mitigation
Drowsy Driver Warning
Pedestrian Detection Warning
Plus air bag sensors so sensitive they sense a “person” in the passenger seat when all you’ve got riding shotgun is a footlong from Subway.
Each with a buzzer/beeper and light show.
Plus multiple in-car LCD touchscreens, various mice and menus and (yes) Wi-Fi Internet access.
Is it all not… distracting to be accosted by such?