Kentucky motorists may be interested to learn that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a proposal that would prevent them from being able to fully utilize their smartphones while behind the wheel. If the proposal is adopted, cellphone manufacturers would have to create a "driver mode" or allow the smartphone to pair with the vehicle.

Ultimately, the goal is to reduce the amount of distracted driving. With phones that can be paired to the vehicle, the phone's interface would become inaccessible to drivers. This would prevent drivers from looking down at their smartphone to read texts or send emails. However, emergency services would still be accessible. The main problem with this system is that the technology does not yet exist to determine if the phone is being used by the driver or a passenger in the vehicle.