Hands Free is Not Risk Free
NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) says distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America’s roadways. In 2015 3,477 were killed in distracted driving crashes.
We all know texting is dangerous while driving. Your hands are off the wheel and your eyes are off the road. But texting entails more than a manual or visual distraction. It is also a cognitive distraction.
Talking on the phone is also a distraction. While talking you can remain looking at the road and in hands free mode you can keep your hands on the wheel, there is still that cognitive distraction aspect. Even talking hands free on the phone is a dangerous distraction.
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