|A frame grab from BMW AG's planned anti-texting campaign.|
Fortunately, as the Journal reports, the U.S. Department of Transportation isn't happy about social media invading drivers' mental space. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has campaigned hard to raise driver awareness that our eyes AND attention need to be on the road, not our cellphone. So let's all resist the lure of dashboard gadgetry, tell the car sales folk what we think of it, and tell our lawmakers that we support LaHood's efforts. What the National Safety Council told us about seat belts a generation ago is just as true in this case: The life you save may be your own.