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Dual screen videos (view ahead and driver) used by researchers in latest AARP study of distracted driving. Interaction with passengers and with cellphones were the top two causes of driver distraction. Distractions were the cause of ~60% of moderate/severe crashes.

Although the subjects in this study were teens ages 16-19, it is my belief that distraction is the major cause of all crashes; especially crashes involving drivers who are in a hurry or are trying to drive while engaged in an argument.

And despite what the cell phone industry would have you believe, a number of good studies have shown that use of headsets or built-in audio systems does not greatly reduce the distraction of conversing on a cellphone while trying to drive.

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/...s-highlight-risk-of-multitasking-with-phones/

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My main distraction is the center console. Too many buttons and too many screens leads to too much eyes down and not looking out the windshield.
 

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But if the Volt made the brake lights go on in L it would prevent this, lol.
 

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I wasn't counting when I watched, but, for Elemental, how many were boys and how many were girls? :)
Six girls, five boys. Might it be time to ditch the misogyny (and Elemental-baiting!)?
Why alienate half of the Volt's potential purchasers?
 

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Thanks for posting these. More people need to see things like this to understand how dangerous texting can be. Even after hitting things on the side of the road, it's very hard for people to stop.

I'd also recommend watching the 34 minute short film "From One Second to the Next" by Werner Herzog. It's available on Netflix http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/70302184 and YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BqFkRwdFZ0
 
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