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Bluetooth Device Ends Distracted Driving

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Debera Harward
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Re: it's ok but you can do better
Debera Harward   6/21/2014 7:32:46 AM
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Nadine very good question , these days distracted walking also results in large number of accidents every one should be given complete awareness not only the drivers but also the people who walk . These people either usually run on the road trying to cross as soon as possible , or engaged in very important or humourous conversations which distratct them from keeping attention on the road . In short we can say that it is very dangerous for both the drivers and people who walk on the road if gets distracted .

Charles Murray
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Re: Teenage Drivers
Charles Murray   6/20/2014 4:57:21 PM
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Excellent point, GTOlover. Yes, I see teens who drive distracted, too. But I agree with you say you see adults fiddling with their cell phones while they drive. And I believe the kids -- most of whom still have driver's ed fresh in their minds -- are far outnumbered by the adults in this area.

Cabe Atwell
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Re: Stupidest idea ever.
Cabe Atwell   4/25/2014 5:03:32 PM
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The reasoning behind SafeRide is valid but I've known people who circumvented their interlock ignition systems rather easily.

atemp
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Stupidest idea ever.
atemp   4/3/2014 5:56:51 PM
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Stupidest idea ever. There are legitimate reasons why one would use a smartphone while in motion, whether it be to use a GPS app, or have an emergency conversation, or whatever. A software bug in this gadget or its associated app could be cause for phat lawsuits against consequent damages, EULA acceptance or not. A gadget is no substitute for good judgement and self-restraint.

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Too easy to bypass!
bdcst   4/3/2014 2:17:47 PM
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Don't most handsets have the ability to completely disable the bluetooth transceiver?  Without even unlocking the touchscreen of my iPhone I can disable Bluetooth on the fly.  Flick up on the locked screen gives me instant access to a whole bunch of features from WiFi, BT, airplane mode, flashlight, calculator and camera to name a few.

So, unless this app has hooks to take over IOS functions it's worthless for safeguarding kids though it might spook their less technically adept parents.

sdoyle
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Re: Teenage Drivers
sdoyle   4/3/2014 11:37:13 AM
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Or the owner of the phone could just turn off the app or even delete the app.

I like to listen to Pandora or even Youtube music videos through my hands free bluetooth device while driving.  I also like to use the driving directions on my phone.  Wouldn't both of those, or at least the driving directions, be disabled by this device?  That's removing practical features that, if they're configured while driving are distractions, but if configured while parked work just fine.

I would say that this is an incremental step at best but still far from enforcing distracted driving from someone's phone.

The only true method to stop distracted driving will be autonomous driving machines where everyone in the car is essentially a passenger.

GTOlover
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Re: Teenage Drivers
GTOlover   4/3/2014 10:29:36 AM
Why are we always targeting teenagers? Sure they are less experienced so the bulk of the accidents are attributable to them and their distraction. But I see more adults driving distracted. They just happen to be a little better at hiding their incompentent driving.

Battar
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Re: it's ok but you can do better
Battar   4/3/2014 9:48:05 AM
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If it doesn't pair with the device, it'll operate on any phone in the car running the app. If both driver and passenger are carrying phones, they'll both lock out. So, no, not a good solution.

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Teenage Drivers
Timekeepers1897   4/3/2014 8:45:12 AM
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What prevents a teenage driver from just unplugging the deive from the 12V power outlet.

Debera Harward
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Re: keeping safe
Debera Harward   4/3/2014 5:36:04 AM
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No doubt its a good solution but we cant say that its a proper and complete solution at times there are emergency situations as well and yes for long journeys this is not at all feasible, 

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