Road safety group welcomes iPhone ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature

Road safety group welcomes iPhone 'Do Not Disturb' feature

GEM says new driving mode a great move

The recent announcement that Apple would install a ‘do not disturb while driving’ mode in iPhones has been met with a positive response from the road safety organisation – GEM Motoring Assist.

But GEM’s road safety officer, Neil Worth, says that while the function is a good move, iPhone owners shouldn’t forget to use their own common sense.

The Apple update is an excellent step forward, and a powerful awareness raiser for road safety.

“However, we are concerned that there is an option for a vehicle occupant to override the ‘do not disturb’ mode.

“Currently we are not aware of any technology that can distinguish between a driver and passenger choosing to override the safety feature.

“No doubt a hard core of offenders, with little or no regard for the law, will choose this option and continue to put lives at risk by using a phone while driving.”

Check out more details on the new Apple iPhone feature in this story filed by Simon Lai.

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