US continues to ban texting while driving
Remember our post about the stun gun maker's app to prevent your kid from texting while driving to be released this summer?
Well, US jurisdiction seems to be much faster than the developers of this app. According to Reuters a texting prohibition for all truck and bus drivers was announced on Tuesday, just one month after a similar ban for all drivers of governmental cars.
Don't get caught, or carry up to $ 2'750 - which is not that expensive compared to the estimated 200'000 accidents per year caused by texting drivers. A controlled study done in 2009 by CarAndDriver (see picture above) already revealed, that in worst case the reaction distance of reading and/or texting drivers increased by 100 meters and more. Just imagine a child crossing the street some 20 meters in front of such a driver...