The Canadian and American Highway Traffic Safety Control wants to make it a new safety feature that your vehicles dash shuts off as soon as the car is placed into gear. It is all in the purpose to avoid distracted driving even further since all of the other rules have been in place, ex no cell phones, iPods, etc. This poses a few problems that I can see. First off, it is going to cost more for the manufacturers to implement this new safety feature, which is then going to increase the cost for future buyers to pay when buying a new car. It also is going to cause problems for people who feel like they are not a distracted driver, but would still like to have their dash functioning during the drive. To me it is going to raise a lot of problems for the people that feel like they do not need to go to these measures to avoid being a distracted driver. Many people may take offense to this safety measure, since they will be grouped with the majority who are distracted drivers, even when they are not.
The question should be asked if they would make this safety feature an option, for people who feel like they may not be distracted while driving. Could they not give the drivers the benefit of the doubt and not take this privilege from everyone?