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Hands-free devices still cause for concern

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Research shows using hands-free devices to talk or text while driving is still dangerous.

That comes from a study released today by the AAA foundation for traffic safety. Researchers used a driving simulator to study adults trying to multi-task with hands free technology at the wheel. At the same time, they studied their brainwaves and tracked their eye movements.

They found as their mental workload increased, their reaction time decreased, and they were more likely to miss visual cues like stop signs and pedestrians in the road, even if both hands were on the wheel.

The experts at AAA say they believe the only safe way to text or talk in the car is if cars were engineered so that would only work when the car is in park.

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