With recent statistics pointing to an uptick in traffic fatalities after years of decline, distracted driving bears the brunt of the blame.

So Apple can be commended for announcing a new feature in its upcoming iOS 11, the operating system for its popular iPhone, that attempts to prevent distracted driving. This feature, called Do Not Disturb While Driving (DNDWD), detects when you are driving, and makes phone use largely inaccessible.

Beyond the fact that drivers can easily disable DNDWD, this technical fix ignores many scenarios where communication can be important, possibly even life-saving, in a car.

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