There are few debates as heated and complex as weighting social responsibility versus individual freedom. Just because something can be controlled, does that mean it should be? If the controller is a business, is it in their best interest to turn a function off when it could be making them money? If a customer is paying for a product, can the provider turn it off on them?
Distracted driving occurs when individuals take their hands off the wheel, eyes off the road or minds off handling the vehicle. Activities that can cause an individual to become distracted include conversing with someone in the car, texting, eating and using technology that is built into their vehicle. Reading and sending text messages is considered to be the most dangerous form of distraction since it requires the use of the mind, eyes and hands. Residents of Colorado should take note of the following statistics in order to be aware of what drivers should avoid doing.
A Colorado company has taken action to help prevent the mortal practice of texting while driving. A former chemical engineer initiated development of an anti-texting technology, in the form of a device, in 2008, after an executive with whom he planned to meet was killed by a distracted driver. According to the engineer, the at-fault driver in that incident was texting and driving at the same time.