Technology continues to evolve at a breakneck speed; unfortunately safety has not kept pace. In a perfect world, hands-free car systems and smartphones are easy to use, cognitively less demanding and keep driver distraction to a bare minimum.
Far from making driving safer, these infotainment systems simply enable carmakers to pack their models with high-priced devices that still create cognitive distractions for drivers -- with potentially fatal consequences.
Four years ago, only 14 states had banned texting while driving, and just five had banned handheld calling. But many states