Thirty-eight states want to ban TV
watching by drivers by barring viewable screens in locations where the driver
can see them, Stateline.org reports.
The National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration has reported that about 3.5 percent of U.S. drivers were
involved in a crash the past five years that they attribute to being
In 21 states, in-vehicle television screens must be mounted
so they are not visible to the driver. In another 17 states, law specifies that
the TV has to be located behind the driver's seat.
that the number of video systems in cars have quadrupled in the past five
years. One concern is that navigational system screens visible to the driver
can be configured to display other video outputs.