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Hands-Free Texting is Still Unsafe for Seattle Drivers, Study Shows

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on June 18, 2013

Seattle car accident attorneys have been warning Washington motorists about the dangers of distracted driving. In an effort to combat texting while driving, many auto manufacturers are advertising voice commands technology as a safe way to send text messages and emails while driving. A new study by AAA, however, shows that using voice commands to send texts is actually more dangerous and distracting than simply talking on a cell phone.

Many new vehicles are being built with dashboard infotainment systems that have voice command capabilities. Auto manufacturers are even reaching out to younger drivers by creating systems capable of connecting to Facebook. If you have seen the ads, you may be under the impression that these devices are safe because they allow drivers to keep their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road. Read the rest »

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