Saturday, July 12, 2008

SF To Encourage Drivers' Cell Phone Usage

San Francisco thinks installing sensors transmitting parking space availability to SmartPhone owners will cut down on fights over spaces and wasteful circling the block while praying that a space opens up.


But if the sensors send the open signal to your SmartPhone, doesn't that encourage you to check your phone when you're behind the wheel, and then race through traffic to get the space?

Urban traffic congestion is a serious problem, but so is inattentive driving due to cellphone usage.

And do I have to get a SmartPhone now?

I just got a phone with a camera.

By the time I get a SmartPhone, we'll have light rail.

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