The company supplies assembly systems to the auto industry.
To the Editor:
I don't understand why driving a vehicle on a public road without paying full attention to what one is doing is referred to as "distracted driving."
That is a very soft term that implies the driver is not really at fault; he or she was "distracted."
Perhaps if we described that behavior as what it really is -- inattentive, careless, negligent, dangerous, reckless -- maybe people would think a little harder before indulging in such life-threatening idiocy.
Doing anything other than driving when in control of a vehicle should carry the same stigma and punishment as drunken driving.
Changing the way we view and describe that behavior is perhaps the first step toward shifting the public attitude that almost seems to be one of acceptance.
How about we start by calling it what it really is: careless driving.