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Hands-free does not mean un-distracted

June 13, 2013 4:45 pm Published by Comments Off on Hands-free does not mean un-distracted

Hands-Free Gadgets Don't Mean Risk-Free Driving

Don’t assume that if your eyes are on the road and your hands are on the wheel that you are unimpaired.
— Prof. David Strayer

If you’ve felt smug and safe using built-in, voice-controlled technology for text messages, email and phone calls while driving, forget it. There are some sobering findings about the risk of distraction from the American Automobile Association and the University of Utah.

AAA commissioned a study by a University of Utah research team that has focused on distracted driving. The report can be found here.

Read the entire NPR story