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Dashboard Tech Smorgasbord Distracts Drivers

We can go back to the car phone and the 8-track, just leave the GPS please. A new study by AAA’s Foundation for Traffic Safety found that the latest high-tech driver dashboards are doing everything but allowing for safe driving. Drivers of the latest vehicles are taking their eyes off the road and hands off the wheel for “dangerously long periods of time” according to the study. Options range from allowing drivers to use social media, email, and text while driving to manning touch screens, voice commands, writing pads, displays on windshields and mirrors, and 3D images. Gone are the days when the most distracting tool was the window crank.

To read the story from The Detroit News, click here.