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Attaching a tablet to your steering wheel is world’s most idiotic hack

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This isn't smart.
Photo: TheDailyTelegraph.au

The great thing about mobile devices is that you can take them anywhere. The bad things about mobile devices is that you can take them anywhere.

That has the potential to lead to plenty of dangerous situations, as a new photo which has popped up online makes clear. It shows an iPad (or is it another type of tablet?) seemingly attached to the steering wheel of a user in Australia. We guess that’s “thinking different,” alright. Just not in a way Steve Jobs would have ever wanted!

The positioning of the tablet is apparently there to stop it being spotted by passing police. However, while that may be the case, if it’s used during driving it’s also encouraging the driver to look down in order to see the display. Any kind of distracted driving is bad, but anything that encourages a driver to look away from the road completely is especially stupid.

The photograph was supposedly taken by a motorist on a busy road in Sydney, Australia.

The dangers of distracted driving

Local Northern Beaches Police crime manager Craig Wonders criticized the action. “The use of a mobile device of any description while driving is of concern to police,” Inspector Wonders told Australian newspaper The Daily Telegraph.

Australia seemingly has a big problem with people driving while using mobile devices. Recently it was reported that Australia might start using cameras to ticket motorists who are on their cell phones while driving. In the future, this will be expanded to use AI technology to recognize when a person is using their cellphone while behind the wheel.

Apple added a “Do Not Disturb While Driving” feature to iOS 11, although it’s not released any data showing how widely used this feature is. When it’s activated, “Do Not Disturb While Driving” silences incoming texts and notifications until the driver reaches his or her destination.

Via: Daily Mail