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Preoccupation with productivity and connectedness keeps a smartphone in the hands of many Americans – even when they are driving. And those who think it's fine to use hands-free electronic devices while driving will be shocked to hear it’s only marginally safer.
Understanding Driver Distraction details the science that shows electronic devices are visually, manually and, most of all, cognitively distracting to drivers. The report offers compelling evidence and concludes that the safest option is to completely eliminate driver use of cell phones and interactive, in-vehicle infotainment systems.
This report also includes recommendations for drivers, employers, legislators and manufacturers. Only with a multifaceted approach can we eliminate the more than 40,000 deaths and 276,000 injuries that tragically occur every year because of distracted driving crashes.
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