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AAA Study Shows Hands-Free Technologies Hold Potential Dangers for Drivers

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Hands-Free technology proves to be potentially unsafe to drivers. In a new study released by AAA Oklahoma, shows new hands-free technology can be mental distractions for drivers even if there eyes are focused on the road and both hands are on the wheel. This study has raised new and unexpected concerns for drivers who may use these technologies.

Researchers found that the mental distraction can sometimes last for nearly half a minute after dialing, changing music, or sending a text using voice commands.

To keep safe, AAA encourages drivers to be cautious while using systems like voice activation when in traffic and stopped at intersections. The increase in voice-activated technologies in cars and phones are leading to this growth in safety problems for drivers.