DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A new study from AAA suggests that some hands free devices in your car aren’t as distraction-free as they seem.
Drivers can be distracted for as long as 27 seconds after dialing, changing music, or sending a text message with your voice, according to research from AAA.
During a study, participants were distracted for more than 15 seconds after being asked to do a distracting task.
AAA also looked at new vehicles that offer hands-free technology and found that many of them ask follow up questions or have errors which means drivers aren’t paying attention to the road.
When using the least distracting systems, drivers remained impaired for more than 15 seconds after completing a task, the study said.