For Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners seeking to relieve boredom on holiday flights, reading books and magazines had to suffice as distractions because their phones were banned from planes. In October, the Department of Transportation (DOT) prohibited the smartphones from being brought onto the plane via carry on or stowed luggage. Previous to this order, the DOT allowed the phone owners to bring their devices onto the plane if the phones remained powered down. Having received many reports of the phones overheating, however, the agency decided to the phones presented a risk to air traffic safety in any capacity-powered on or off.
If you have been following our blog, you are aware of the dangers associated with distracted driving and have read about laws enacted to prohibit drivers from engaging in dangerous practices. If people are aware that texting and driving are a dangerous combination, why do they continue to engage in this behavior?