Sound Off for October 22nd: Should hands free devices be banned while driving?
Stunning new research by AAA about the dangers of distracted driving.
AAA found that even after stopping the activity, drivers remained distracted for up to another 27 seconds. Traveling at 25 miles an hour, that’s going the length of three football fields without paying attention to the road.
The researchers also found there is a generational divide. The older generation has more trouble talking to their car and driving.
Ten car entertainment systems and three phone voice systems were tested. Some were better than others.
The Auto Alliance, which represents auto makers, hasn’t seen the study but says the systems allow drivers to keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
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