Rabbi Avi Weinstein

New Ideas to Prevent Texting while Driving

In Uncategorized on October 5, 2009 at 1:51 pm

An op-ed piece in the NYT argues that there are technological means to prevent people from texting while driving. One solution offered:

When a cellphone is used in a moving car, its signal must be handed off from one cell tower to the next along the route. This process tells the service provider that the phone is in motion. Cellphone towers could be engineered to not transmit while a phone is traveling. After a phone had stopped moving for a certain amount of time — three minutes, maybe — it would be able to transmit again.

Something needs to be done!

  1. What about passengers riding in moving cars, buses, subways, and trains?? Should they not be allowed to use their cell phones while moving??

    • Ya know. You have a point, but if thousands of lives would be saved, maybe it would still be worth considering.

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