It's way out of control. All this tech stuff should be taken out of the vehicles.
Sure, a GPS/map unit is helpful, but just like any technology, it's constantly
being changed and replaced. People then spend time learning it/playing with it while
they should be focused on driving. I think it's much safer, to get out the road map
before you leave, right down your turn points, and glance at that as needed,
instead of trying to cut time off the ETA that the GPS calculated.
Just look at the car commercials now. They don't advertise whether it has brakes, or
engine size...etc. They tell us about the touch screen and phone system, and self parking
and pre impact avoidance systems. People have to stop relying on all that stuff, and drive
Last Thurs I was on a 4 lane hwy,
and watched a dumb arse tailgate a minivan that had the drop down passenger
TV/DVD screens running. He was on their arse as they changed lanes constantly. They
where trying to shake him, and he was trying to watch the hockey game, or whatever was
on. It was actually so scary, I was cringing.
I have a cell that stays in the center console, for emergency only, and I spend my time
on the road, watching out for all those idiots texting/phoning, and avoiding them.