The Case Against Distracted Driving

Distracted drivingGQ’s Automotive Editor Jamie Lincoln Kitman suggests that the new in-car communication gadgets pose dangerous distraction for drivers. “I fear that the inundation of drivers with ever-mounting possibilities for multi-tasking distractions is inevitable, a malevolent genie that will not be put back in the bottle,” he writes, with the result that “the carnage must surely mount.” Kitman suggests that an imperfect solution lies in completely automating highways, freeing drivers to play. This will work until the master computer hits a glitch, whereupon, he predicts, “1,300 cars exit the Jersey Turnpike at the same time at high-speed to hit the same space in the parking lot of the same McDonald’s, to visit the same bathroom.”


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