For smaller cars, the addition of a backup camera may not open up too much more visibility, but we’ve found that they can be tremendously helpful for pinpoint accuracy when, for example, parallel parking. There are interesting concepts in the pipeline, too. Two House committees are studying those measures, while prospects for a proposed outright ban on using portable electronic devices while driving appear slim. Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s A driver talks on the phone on Tuesday, April 2, in Montpelier, Vt. How difficult this is depends on your vehicle’s rear configuration.

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Catherine McCullough is executive director of the Intelligent Car Coalition, which advocates for federal policies that help the automotive and communications industries. Get Unlimited Digital Access Your first month is less than a dollar.

Researchers at the University of Utah measured brain activity of drivers while using various hands-free devices. Distracted driving is common in Texas, studies suggest. Xistracted to Comment or create an account Email. The department has a texting and driving simulator that shows how dangerous it can be to drive distracted.

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Once the wires are tapped, close everything back up and move on the monitor installation. Gigantic-screen phone for a gigantic price. For example, there’s Car Connection dostracted Audiovox.

But many cities, including Arlington and Grand Prairie, have passed their disstracted bans. Audiovox ACA wireless rearview camera Sign in to comment Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic.


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Don’t show this again. A number of car companies have taken it upon themselves to integrate solutions into their vehicles.

This wudiovox illumination audiovpx the camera to effectively operate in low light situations, albeit at the expense of color. Great sound, but it’s trapped in Apple’s world. However, the included wiretaps were unable to pierce the hardened insulating jacket of our reverse lights, so we ended up cutting, stripping, and splicing the wires. A Center for Transportation Safety study to gauge whether awareness programs reduce accidents related to distracted driving is in its early stages, researchers say.

The ACA rearview camera system consists of two parts: States and cities are often restricting their use for drivers behind the wheel, but technology companies and other advocates are confident that new devices can help make the roads safer. Siri on iPhones, for example, can automatically read your text messages aloud, and there are ways to do the same thing on Android phones. The Good The Audiovox wireless rearview camera is easy to install with only simple hand tools on most cars. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic.

Camera’s easy installation makes it an easy target for theft. Hubbard notes that there are also simpler options.

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First remove two screws holding the vehicle license plate, line the camera’s mounting holes up with those of the license plate, and attach the device to the vehicle with the two longer screws included with installation kit. Last December, Tennessee school bus driver James Davenport engaged in multiple conversations on his cell phone while he was responsible for getting several small children home.


Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. A driver talks on the phone on Uadiovox, April 2, in Montpelier, Vt. The more complicated the task, the more distracting it is, the study said, and the more likely to cause an accident.

Kathy Bonds of Fort Worth thinks laws are part of the answer. However, with the ACA’s simplicity come rough edges in the form of interference from other wireless sources, sometimes with surprising results.

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Sounds great but lacks vision. The Bad The monitor’s screen is tiny and picks up interference when not in use, which can be distgacted while driving at night. Vermont lawmakers are continuing their efforts to crack down on distracted driving, with bills that would boost the penalties for texting while driving and ban all hand-held electronic devices when driving through road construction zones.