TO THE EDITOR:
Regarding “Keep your eyes on the road, hands off the doughnuts” (April 9): What did the industry think was going to happen when we made phone usage easier and added cupholders, visor mirrors and other distractions to our vehicles? Further, it is common for automotive TV advertising to show distracted drivers who are saved by their cars from running over a pedestrian — which will encourage some to be more distracted.
Why aren’t we mandating driver-monitoring systems and technologies that disable mobile phones in proximity to the steering wheel?
Why aren’t we reinventing our driver education programs? There is a lot more we can do to solve this problem than taking away driving from people through autonomous car programs.
TIM HICKS, Principal, TCH Consulting, Hamburg Township, Mich. TCH Consulting is a coaching business with automotive industry clients.