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Smartphone, tech companies introduce measures to combat distracted driving

Posted December 28, 2017 7:30 a.m. EST
Updated December 28, 2017 9:12 a.m. EST

— Everywhere you look, many drivers seem to be busy doing things other than driving while behind the wheel, including texting, emailing and setting their GPS

While smart phones are often a source of distraction for drivers, smartphone and tech companies are introducing safety measures for teens and adults.

Apple’s latest operating system includes a mode which blocks alerts for calls or texts while the phone’s user is traveling in a car.

Distracted driving, however, is not limited just to smartphones," said Jon Linkov of Consumer Reports. "Many newer car models have infotainment systems that can contribute to drivers taking their eyes off the road.”

But experts say nothing beats keeping your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.

However, it remains unclear whether the laws are making a significant impact.