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Distracted emergency drivers

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Check out this New York Times article about emergency workers getting distracted by all the fancy equipment in their cars. This is part of the Times' ongoing series called "Driven to Distraction."

The story raises some interesting issues. Emergency workers, like police officers and ambulance drivers, say gadgets on their dashboards save valuable time -- by allowing them to send medical information ahead to the hospital, or find information about a suspect. But what happens when that equipment is taking the driver's eyes off the road?

For the whole series, which has been fascinating, go here.

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