Posted on: February 9, 2011
As vehicles transform into technology hubs, some safety agents are fighting back. The chief of the federal car safety agency said he will fight against the infotainment technology that makes vehicle’s smartphones on wheels, according to news reports.
“I’m just putting everyone on notice. A car is not a mobile device,” said David Strickland, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “I’m not in the business of helping people tweet better. I’m not in the business of helping people post on Facebook better.”
Safety agents said safety can either support a driver and enhance vehicle safety or distract drivers.
“Minimizing driver distraction must be a priority as vehicles offer more information services,” Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said, according to news reports.
As a Greenville car accident attorney , I hope automakers, suppliers, wireless providers and software developers can develop vehicle technology that makes consumers safer and doesn’t distract them.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Greenville .