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To the Editor:
Regarding "Touch pads help industry fight driver distraction" (Production Line, May 21): I don't think so.
I have a 2012 Audi A6 with a touch pad along with 24 other buttons on the console that you have to take your eyes off the road to see and use.
A cell phone is bad enough, but these other distractions are terrible. You have to stop in a safe place to use any of them. So I have used only a few.
Save the money; keep your two hands on the wheel and really reduce accidents.
I have driven on the autobahn in Germany at 125 mph-plus, and I still get passed, so I don't see the University of Munich [and TRW] saying that a touch pad reduced "driving deviations" when every second at the speeds driven in Germany must be with hands on the wheel and looking without distraction at least a quarter mile ahead.