A Short-Circuit to Distracted Driving
tl:dr: If you didn't read the article, it says that wireless companies are going to be providing a monthly service that disables your service while you drive. T-Mobile apparently already has this service.
I find it interesting that companies are trying to capitalize on NOT providing service that you are also paying for. It is really that hard for people to turn their phone or or simply ignore it while driving that they would actually pay for a monthly service like this? Pretty soon will have so many "safety features" we won't have to even consider the idea that what we are doing is unsafe.
Of course you realize that once the government realizes that this is a "Safety" issue, they will force everyone to pay for this service that disables your service, right? They do it with car insurance already, why not this service?
Also, it makes me wonder why they don't require breathalizers on all cars instead of putting them on people who have already been caught drinking and driving? Seems like that would make more sense if you are only worried about safety.
This is what we get for letting so few people dictate EVERYTHING.