New study suggests hands-free devices still distracting for drivers

The District of Columbia has banned texting and talking on hand-held phones while driving, but new research suggests that hand-free technology may also cause dangerous distractions. Despite advances in technology, distracted driving remains a persistent cause of traffic fatalities and injuries. According to federal data, distracted driving caused nearly 10 percent of the nation’s fatal…

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Infotainment systems up the risk of car accidents

Hands-free texting reduces driver distraction, according to some experts, but it still poses a significant risk to California motorists and pedestrians. About nine million vehicles across the United States are now equipped with speech-operated systems, or infotainment systems, and this number is expected to jump to 62 million cars and trucks over the next five…

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