NHTSA vs. Effective Navigation

Cnet has a disturbing report on how federal regulations could destroy effective vehicle navigation systems in the name of curbing distracted driving.  The cruel irony of this sort of effort is that less-effective and less user-friendly navigation systems will make many drivers less safe, as they strain to figure out where they are going.  Modern GPS devices, animation and all, are less disruptive to a driver’s attention than unfolded maps on the driver’s lap or written directions. (Hat tip: Instapundit)