The issue of distracted driving might seem like it’s something new, but a new report argues that this isn’t the case. There was a big debate in 1930 over a new implentation in cars – the radio. The Massachusetts registrar of motor vehicles at that time urged the government to ban radios in cars because of the distraction they posed. There was even a hearing, but ultimately car radios became ubiquitous. However, the current legislation against texting and talking on a phone while driving has far more traction: 39 states have banned texing while driving thus far.
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