Reducing Information Pollution

A Simple Solution for Distracted Driving

Source: Wall Street Journal
Author: DANIEL SIMONS and CHRISTOPHER CHABRIS
Date: 10/30/2015
Excerpt: Someday soon, cars may drive themselves, and perhaps we will be better off for it. Until then, driving remains a human task, subject to fundamental limits on our ability to pay attention. The National Safety Council estimates that in 2013 alone, 1.1 million crashes involved using a phone, and the Transportation Department counted more than 3,000 deaths and 400,000 injuries caused by distracted driving that same year.
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