Posted: Thursday, 13 June 2013 6:58AM
AAA Reports that Hands-Free Isn't Always Risk-Free
BURNSVILLE (TEC News) - A new study by the University of Utah, released by AAA, shows that distracted driving can even happen with hands-free technology. Multi-tasking was studied through a long process of measured brainwaves, eye movement and other metrics with a series of tests. They found that the most distracting thing was listening and responding to in-vehicle, voice-activated email features. This increased the mental workload and distraction levels of drivers to a 3 which is an extensive risk. Peter Kissinger, AAA Foundation president and CEO, says that although "it's hands-free it's not risk-free." For more information about the study, visit newsroom.aaa.com.