Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Feds. weigh in on distracted drivers.

Sipping that cup of coffee on the way to work, or smoking a cigarette on the way home, could soon become illegal in some states if-- it isn't already.

Many states already have laws restricting drivers from texting, phone conversations, and any other digital distraction. However, in some states new legislation is being proposed that would ban eating, drinking, smoking, reading, writing, personal grooming, playing an instrument, "interacting with pets or cargo," talking on a cell phone or using any other personal communication device while driving. And, the fines could be quite substantial.

Also, the Feds. have just weighed in with the introduction of a national program designed to aid states in reinforcing and/or introducing stiff penalties and enforcement targeting distracted drivers nationwide.