Congress May Make Use of All Tech Illegal in the Car

Episode 973 (16:54)

With over 3,000 people a year dying in automobile accidents caused by cellphone use, the NTSB is poised to make a series of voluntary recommendations which would be phased in over the next three years to give automakers time to incorporate them. The recommendations will alter how cellphones will be used in the car and will include:

Disabling Manual Text Entry
Disabling video calls or displays
Disabling text display

Congress is also considering making them mandatory. Leo isn't surprised but thinks that it'll be an epic fight because people want to use their phones in the car. Even though it's very dangerous.