Is the spread of cellphones, navigation systems, and other auto-based gadgets endangering motorists? We try our luck in a driving simulator–and crash.
By Dan McCosh
Posted 12.05.2001 at 6:26 pm 2 Comments
My passenger in the Ford Taurus I'm driving suggests we skip through Bob Dylan's "Positively 4th Street." It's not my favorite song either. I start to fiddle with the CD player in the instrument panel. Then, out of the corner of my eye, I see that I'm running off the road into a ditch at 60 mph.
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