Tech Group Asks Feds To Review Proposed 'Driver Mode' Rule

Law360, New York (February 13, 2017, 5:23 PM EST) -- The Consumer Technology Association on Monday urged the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Office of Management and Budget to review proposed National Highway Traffic Safety Administration guidelines aimed at fighting distracted driving, saying the rules may be both misdirected and outside the NHTSA’s authority.

CTA President Gary Shapiro’s letter to the two agencies referenced President Donald Trump’s Jan. 20 directive that all federal agencies review any new or pending regulations and called upon the two agencies to take an in-depth look at the guidelines, which were published in the Federal Register on Dec. 5.

The NHTSA’s proposal recommends that mobile...

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