To the Editor:
Opinion Page Editor Jesse Snyder's column on reducing driver distraction (July 4) touches on things that many of us know but choose to ignore.
I think that, besides the auto industry, the auto insurance industry should also assume responsibility.
Working hand in hand, the auto industry and insurance groups could create products designed to remove the chance of using handheld devices when an automobile is in operation and reward consumers who cooperate with better insurance rates and products.
While this seems a drastic step away from the all-connected vision for vehicles prevalent in today's markets, it would be in the interest of the everyday driver whose main concerns are safety and the operating costs of vehicle ownership.
The writer is a logistics consultant for an automotive manufacturer.