Friday, January 1, 2010
We motorcyclists are already familiar with the consequences of driving while using a cell phone, or texting, or applying makeup, or eating, or fooling with the sat-nav. The most worrisome consequence involves becoming a hood ornament on the cars being driven by people engaged in one or more of those activities. While the government is trying to make the public aware of the downside of DWD, car manufacturers are hell-bent on offering more attention-diluting features in their new models. Jalopnik, a very fine and refreshingly snarky website for car (and occasionally bike) junkies, made a list of the top 10 most distracting new-car technologies. Some entries are best read with tongue firmly in cheek, but others will make you cringe if you ride a motorcycle.