LaHood scolds automakers for distracting features in cars
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is especially upset that cars now feature web features that provide even more distractions for drivers, reports The Post's Ashley Halsey III:
LaHood, speaking at a conference he convened on distracted driving, said that automakers have supported bans on text messaging and hand-held cellphone use while driving.
But at the same time they have introduced other distractions.
"In recent days and weeks we've seen news stories about carmakers adding technology in vehicles that lets drivers update Facebook, surf the Web or do any number of other things instead of driving safely," he said. "Features that pull drivers' hands, eyes and attention away from the road are distractions."
LaHood said he would meet with car companies to set new safety guidelines.
| September 21, 2010; 10:55 AM ET
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