Technology being developed to disable mobile 'phones in cars

Phone88 Several times a month, a story reaches the Big Brother Watch team which seems beyond the realms of credibility. This is one such story.

According to a story published in The Hill, a daily political newspaper published in Washington DC, the US Department for Transportation are "looking into technology to disable cell phones in vehicles". Such a move is seen as a "blunt instrument in the fight against distracted driving".

While nobody could disagree that motorists should be actively encouraged to observe high standards of road safety, to block the use of mobile 'phones in cars is nanny-statism at its very worst.

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Hat-tip: SE

Posted by on Dec 7, 2010 in Home | 3 Comments


  1. Stuart
    7th December 2010

    Especially if you’re in the back being chauffeur driven. Can’t imagine David Cameron agreeing to that !

  2. Gordon861
    7th December 2010

    Come On BBW what’s wrong with you lot in the last month?
    This story was reported in El Reg 3 weeks ago and you are just now getting around to it.
    You guys seem to be loosing your bite, first you ignore the FitWatch incident and now you are reporting ‘Olds’.

  3. Purlieu
    7th December 2010

    Just how far away from any car would I need to be to phone in my roadside emergency ?