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Lots of states — including New York — are trying to ban drivers from using Google Glass while driving. But according to the Wall Street Journal, the laws have yet to be approved since there’s a lot of confusion on how to enforce them. And even if they do get passed, a law professor says they would be “practically unenforceable.”
Police in the United Kingdom are beginning a major crackdown on drivers. From now on, drivers’ phones will be confiscated after any crash, no matter what caused the collision reports the Independent.
Things About Which We Are Unsure
If you’re about to embark on a road trip this week, remember the police are watching you while you look at your phone. New York state troopers are circulating in really tall and unmarked SUVs to peer down and bust drivers who are illegally texting and driving.
Baby Your Car Can Drive Your Car
If you thought those “Baby On Board” car window decals were annoying, buckle up: remote-controlled smiley faces for your automobile now exist.
MotorMood is being market as “the status update for the back of your car,” because there really was a hole in the market for products that make Facebook feel even more ubiquitous.
It’s about to get even easier to expend as little effort as possible to live your life, as Nissan has announced they should have commercially-viable self-driving vehicles by 2020.
Of course, a bunch of other car companies and Google are trying to create the same thing, but Nissan could have a proving ground in Japan completed by 2014, they say.
Fearing that its citizens could have too much fun, the United Kingdom is trying to further reel them in by looking to implement a full-on ban on Google Glass while driving.
Do you enjoy rolling the window down while driving to catch the breeze in your hair? Hooking your iPhone up to the car stereo so you can enjoy the complex musical stylings of 2 Chainz? What about prioritizing sending a text message over other people’s safety?
If so, you’re in luck: the “designated texter” campaign, launched in Florida, could help you send your undoubtedly very important text and not accidentally kill anybody in a car accident. It’s a win/win!