The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed new guidelines for cars and includes disabling some electronic devices while people drive.
The federally proposed recommendations encourage car makers to ensure devices in vehicles are less likely to distract the driver.
They include disabling some operations while moving like manual text messaging, internet browsing, social media browsing, entering an address for a navigation system, ten digit phone dialing and displays with more than 30 characters of text.
Elizabeth Sutton's car comes with many bells and whistles. "I have a 2008 BMW 550i sport loaded, navigation bluetooth."
Not things she necessarily uses everyday."I use the navigation sometimes, but I need to get it updated," she said.
Like Sutton's, some new cars now come with systems that can do anything from navigating your way, to making phone calls, but NHTSA hopes to cut some of those possible distractions.
Administrator David Strickland said, "We just want to make sure the task the drivers undertake, are ones that are taking your gaze away from the road is no longer than two seconds.
"We did our own research shows that you can maintain the driving task safely while undertaking a task."
Strickland says that includes locking out some technologies and limiting the time it takes to complete tasks behind the wheel.
"They're just not suitable for driving tasks, such as internet browsing, posting on Facebook or putting a tweet. Those things are not within the scope of a driving task."
The goal of the recommendations is to make the roads safer, and Strickland says he expects car makers to follow.
"Car manufacturers really do value the fact that they try to do things in the safest way possible, so I really do think the guidelines as sort of a framework and frankly the marketing pull, I think that we're going to have complete compliance," said Strickland.
"Pretty much anything you do inside your car besides looking straight ahead and driving is going to be a distraction," said Sutton.
She says technology can make driving more convenient, but she agrees it could be monitored to help keep people safe.
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