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AAA Study Finds Hands-Free Tech Dangerously Distracting

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

AAA is warning drivers about the dangers of distracted driving from features that will soon be commonplace in new automobiles. Technology embedded in cars now allow drivers to draft speech-to-text emails, update Facebook and even purchase movie tickets. But research out of the University of Utah shows that drivers experience a high level of distraction while using these features โ€” even when hands are on the wheel and eyes are on the road. Melissa Block speaks with the study leader, David Strayer, about his findings.

Source: NPR

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