(CBS Seattle) –Drivers have been led to believe so-called ‘hands-free’ devices for talking and texting behind the wheel are safer, but a new study from AAA finds they may actually be even more dangerous.
Researchers found that using speech-to-text is actually the most distracting of all. Speech-to-text can be used for scrolling through, sending or deleting email and researchers found those activities required greater concentration from drivers than talking on the phone or listening to a book on tape or the radio.
Car makers have marketed voice-command systems particularly to younger buyers; the pitch being that drivers can post on Facebook and even do things like order a pizza without taking their hands off the wheel or eyes off the road.
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