By Keith M. Phaneuf Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Cellphones may grab the headlines, but they're just part of a technological explosion that distracts motorists from the road.
With televisions, global positioning systems and onboard computers capable of reading text messages aloud, a new state panel is trying to decide where Connecticut lawmakers should draw the line.
“Just because it happens to be on your dashboard doesn’t mean you’re paying attention,” Sen. Toni Boucher, R-Wilton, said during Monday’s first meeting of the Distracted Driving Task Force. “Multi-tasking is not always a positive thing.”