Hands-Free Still Leads To Distracted Driving [VIDEO]


Hands-free doesn't necessarily mean distraction-free when driving. That's according to a recent survey.

FOX News Radio's Jennifer Keiper reports:

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After fitting drivers with caps that monitor brain activity, a AAA survey finds:

Mosher: "If you're using these speech-to-text technologies, in-car systems or even on your phone; really, really cause dangerous mental distractions."

Triple-A's Beth Mosher says the brain has only so much bandwidth. Andy Sarkisian with Ford says they have a special key that activates software in newer cars with dashboard technology.

Sarkisian: "With MyKey, the vehicle will automatically go in to 'do not disturb' mode, which means that incoming phone call, that incoming text message, will automatically go to their mailbox."

On triple A's distraction scale: talking on a cell was near the top, but fiddling with in-car technology was dubbed an 'extensive risk' to driving.

Jennifer Keiper, FOX News Radio.

Watch a VIDEO on Ford's MyKey below: