Planned In-Car Wi-Fi Raises Safety Concerns

Car Salesman and a Customer

Thinking of buying a new car in 2014?

It could come loaded with Wi-Fi; wireless providers Rogers (Canada) and Sprint (U.S.) are teaming up to put Wi-Fi in new vehicles, possibly this year.

The move puts Wi-Fi into touchscreen dashboards and would allow drivers access to accident reports, weather, or news packages.

However, many safety experts are questioning whether adding a new distraction to the many already available in our vehicles may be a further safety concern.

In 2011, over 3,000 deaths and 387,000 injuries were reported in the U.S. as a result of distracted driving: Talking on your cell, texting, and surfing while driving now has serious safety and legal ramifications. The debate continues.

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