Latest Auto Technology Making Our Roads Very Unsafe

October 9, 2017

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It appears that our love of technology is making our roads unsafe.  Besides texting and driving and retweeting while behind the wheel, our car's technology is distracting for for dangerously long periods of time, on average 40 seconds per incident, according to a new AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study. When you consider drivers who look away from the road for just two seconds double their chances of being in an accident, being distracted for 2/3 of a minute is heart-stopping!  The study monitored 120 drivers age 21 to 36 as they drove in 30 different models along a 2-mile stretch of road at 25 mph and found the most time spent on  infotainment systems was programming GPS navigation was the most demand in, followed by texting.  Tuning the radio and placing or receiving a phone call was the least distracting. Researchers said that most infotainment systems tested could be made safer by following federal recommendations such as locking out text, social media, and navigation inputs while the car is in motion.

SOURCE: The Consumerist

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