Study: Hands-free is not free from danger

Posted at 6:45 PM, Mar 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-31 21:45:03-04

A new AAA study says hands-free devices do not necessarily make driving free from danger.

The Automobile Club studied drivers using voice-activated systems that either were on their smartphones or built into their vehicles.

The results showed that drivers were still mentally distracted up to 27 seconds after they completed a voice command or a call.

AAA says vehicle manufacturers need to design simpler systems and drivers need to simply wait until they get to their destination before worrying about their phones.

Click here to read the complete study.