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Figuring out a way to prevent distracted driving may prove to be one of the greatest life-saving inventions of the early 21st Century.

The last few years of rising traffic fatalities suggest that we humans simply can't be trusted not to fiddle and futz with those teeny black mirrors we all keep in our pockets nowadays; tens of thousands of people in America alone die or are injured every year as a result of drivers being distracted by their cravings for the momentary dopamine hits provided by social media notifications or incoming text messages. 

As a result of the incredible potential of the market—after all, while technology companies want you to use your gadgets as much as possible, they also want you alive to buy the next version—companies across the planet have begun investigating ways to keep drivers from being distracted by technology while driving. Apple, for example, has patented a system that would use the Apple Watch to detect when a user is driving and minimize the distracting notifications.



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