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AAA Study Finds Hands-Free Tech Dangerously Distracting

NPR | June 12, 2013 3:20 p.m. | Updated: June 12, 2013 10:36 p.m.

AAA is warning drivers about the dangers of distracted driving from features that will soon be commonplace in new automobiles. Technology embedded in cars now allow drivers to draft speech-to-text emails, update Facebook and even purchase movie tickets. But research out of the University of Utah shows that drivers experience a high level of distraction while using these features — even when hands are on the wheel and eyes are on the road. Melissa Block speaks with the study leader, David Strayer, about his findings.

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