Are people forgetting that cars do not drive by themselves? A driver should put at least 90% of his/her attention towards driving. Curves in the roads, uneven pavement, speed limits, traffic, weather, sun glare, passengers, etc. all demand that the driver continuously make minor adjustments to his/her driving.
Even today, I see people tapping on their laptops and PDAs, chatting on their cell phones, shaving, applying makeup, eating breakfast, writing notes, reading newspapers, etc. Just yesterday, the car ahead of me almost slammed into the center barrier of the NJ GSP at 75 mph. As I passed him, I saw that he was looking for something (probably cell phone) on the car floor.
Unless, the primary function (driving) of the driver can be automated, a major distraction like the internet will be disastrous.
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