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MOBILE VIDEO STATEMENT - DRIVER DISTRACTION

With the increasing awareness of mobile video among today's consumers, Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) wants to remind retailers to provide mobile video to their customers in a responsible and safe manner. In order to ensure a high level of professionalism by MEA's members and the industry, the board of trustees has endorsed CTA's statement on mobile video:

An LCD panel and/or video monitor may be installed in a motor vehicle and visible to the driver if the LCD panel or video monitor is used for vehicle information, system control, rear or side observation or navigation. If the LCD panel or video monitor is used for television reception, video or DVD play, the LCD panel or video monitor must be installed so that these features will only function when the vehicle is in "park" or when the vehicle's parking brake is applied.

An LCD panel or video monitor used for television reception, video or DVD play that operates when the vehicle is in gear or when the parking brake is not applied must be installed to the rear of the driver's seat where it will not be visible, directly or indirectly, to the operator of the motor vehicle.

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