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Hands-Free Not Risk-Free, According to AAA Study

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Hands-free is not risk-free.  

A new study by the AAA reports even with eyes on the road and hands on the wheel, there's a high level of distraction.  The North Dakota Safety Council says a driver's ability to see the environment when talking on a phone is reduced by up to fifty percent. 

"Hands-free is pretty much the same as talking on your cell phone, because it's not about your hands as much as it is about your brain.  Your brain does not multi-task.  It really goes back and forth between this task and this task," says Lynae Hanson, Assistant Executive Director, ND Safety Council.

AAA also wants car companies to disable voice-to-text e-mail and social media while vehicles are in motion.


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