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This new technology will enable drivers to do what they want to do -- and what they're already doing -- behind the wheel while making it easier for them to keep their eyes on the road, said Louis Tijerina, a senior technical specialist with Ford.

With all the attention given to driver distraction, the key factor remains simply looking at the road, he said, citing real-world driving studies that showed that a driver taking his eyes away from the road led to about 80% of crashes.

Russ Rader, a spokesman for the privately-funded Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, agreed that allowing drivers to keep their eyes pointed ahead is at least preferable to requiring them to look away.

But both men also agreed that drivers need to remember that the main job of the driver is simply that, to drive the car, and that has to come before updating your Facebook status.

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