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Will Hands-Free Texting Solve Distracted Driving Problems?

In hopes of decreasing distracted driving, California made the decision to allow hands-free texting in 2012. However, a study by the American Automobile Association (AAA) and the University of Utah is now showing that hands-free texting can actually be more dangerous than making a hand-held call.

This growing trend in vehicles may be designed with good intentions, but instead only contributing to an already dangerous problem. After the study, the AAA concluded that hands-free technology contributed to a driver’s “suppressed brain activity, slowed reaction times, missed visual cues and reduced visual scanning of the driving environment.”

Although each state has strictly regulated laws regarding texting while driving, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not yet stepped in to impose regulations on hands-free technology.

What Does Wichita Think?

Do you believe hands-free technology helps you stay focused on the road and prevent distracted driving or will it only contribute to an already dangerous problem? Let us know what you think in the comment box below!

At Ray Hodge & Associates, we believe in personal injury handled personally. At our office you see a lawyer from the very first meeting because we believe your case deserves an experienced personal injury attorney right from the start.

If you have had a Kansas distracted driving injury that was not your fault and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recovery. Call us today at 316-269-1414 or visit our contact page here. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery.

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