As an avid motorcyclist, I am VERY MUCH against!!
I have been riding motorcycles for 38 years and am very much against this type of technology in vehicles. Even though I am a computer tech and am technology oriented, I have been involved in what cell phone/GPS use can do to drivers, myself included. In the younger days of cell phone technology, I thought that I was able to use a cell phone and drive, but after being distracted by them and running off the edge of the road, I found I wasn't. So, now even though I carry a cell phone, I pull off to use one or let my voice mail take care of incoming calls until I can get someplace to answer a call.
In the past few years I have been ran off the road more times that I care to remember by cell phone users while on my motorcycle. It is a jungle out there for us anyway without having a distracted 4 wheel driver trying to do us in. The last time was just last week when a distracted woman in a mini van merged into traffic on a 4 lane limited access road. I moved over into the left lane and saw her talking on the cell phone and swatting her kids in the back seat at the same time. It was a good thing I was keeping an eye on her because she just kept on coming and moved into my lane without even paying attention if anyone was in the lane. I went off the shoulder of the road on the left side and kept my motorcycle upright, coming to a stop to regroup. I saw her cruising away, still oblivious to the fact that she had just ran someone off the road.
Please people, think not only of your fellow 4 wheelers out there, but give us that are on two wheels the benefit of the doubt too and pay attention to your driving. Hang up the cell phone and make the call later, eat after you get to work, not while you are driving, pull over and refer to your GPS for directions, strap your kids into the car seats or seatbelts and make them behave BEFORE you start driving or pull over and take care of the problem. We will all be thank you for it.
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