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Distracted driving guidelines

Distracted driving guidelines

By Daniel Gutierrez. CREATED Apr 24, 2013

Federal safety regulators have issued new rules they hope will limit distracted driving.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood calls distracted driving a "deadly epidemic."

The voluntary guidelines ask automakers to disable distracting gadgets, when the car is moving. That applies to all built-in devices, like navigation units.

The guidelines also recommend disabling text messaging and internet browsing, unless the vehicle is stopped and in park.