Lane Departure Alert - 2014 Toyota Highlander Limited Long-Term Road Test

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edited January 2015 in Toyota
imageLane Departure Alert - 2014 Toyota Highlander Limited Long-Term Road Test

Our long-term 2014 Toyota Highlander has one of my favorite new safety features: Lane Departure Alert.

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  • fordson1fordson1 Unconfirmed Posts: 1,512
    I can see you being a fan because it keeps inattentive drivers from drifting into your lane, but you're a fan also because it reminds YOU to signal lane changes? How did you get to the point that you had routinely forgotten to do this?
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAMember Posts: 9,403
    Bells and whistles and "reminders" are great, but we still DO need to know how to drive our own cars. Heaven forbid some manufacturer comes out with a "100% safe car".
  • grijongrijon Member Posts: 147
    Great post, Matt!

    I agree with @PF_Flyer that reminders are great and add that it makes me sad that American drivers are so unskilled that such things are needed. In my perfect world, every driver would be required to take a fully comprehensive driving test that includes emergency maneuvers in a car without assists/aids; if you can't pass the test, you don't get a license.

    But, shockingly, we don't live in my perfect world, so (like @fordson1) I'm glad for all the help I can get for the real-world drivers we share the road with.
  • misterfusionmisterfusion Member Posts: 471
    edited January 2015
    Anybody who has the skills to pass a comprehensive driving test can still go out on the road the next day and text while driving. Unfortunately, skill and stupidity are not mutually exclusive.

    That said, I think texting while driving is SO unbelievably stupid that maybe someday there will be a backlash. Kind of like how it was once cool to not wear a seatbelt, but now that behavior is considered fairly insane.
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