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So you think you Can Drive and Multitask?

by Anna Mischke | May 17, 2017
03-28-17_mythsThe National Safety Council has given 5 common myths about distracted driving, and their surprising realities:

Myth #1: Drivers can multitask.

Reality: The human brain cannot do two things at the same time, as it switches between two tasks reaction time is slowed. 

Myth #2: Talking on a cell phone is the same as speaking to a passenger. 

Reality: Backseat and passenger drivers actually can help the driver be more aware, but people on the other end of a phone cannot.

Myth #3: Speaking on a cellphone using a hands-free device is safe while driving.

Reality: Drivers on cellphones can miss seeing up to 50% of their environments, including pedestrians and red lights.

Myth #4: I only use my phone at stop lights, so it’s safer. 

Reality: Even at a stoplight you still need to be attentive. A recent AAA study shows that people are distracted up to 27 seconds after they finish sending a voice text. 

Myth #5: Voice-to-text is safe to do while driving.

Reality: Voice-to-text is still very distracting because you are visually distracted due to the common auto-correct errors. 

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