Hands-Free Devices Pose Distractions

Hands-free devices that allow people to send texts using voice commands can still pose cognitive distractions for drivers because mental distractions can persist for up 27 seconds after the action, according to research results released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. “The lasting effects of mental distraction pose a hidden and pervasive danger that would likely come as a surprise to most drivers,” said Peter Kissinger, president and chief executive officer of the group. “The results indicate that motorists could miss stop signs, pedestrians and other vehicles while the mind is readjusting to the task of driving.”

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