24 Jun Hands-Free is Not Risk-Free When It Comes to Distracted Driving, Study Reports (Part 2)
Continuing from Hands-Free is Not Risk-Free When It Comes to Distracted Driving, Study Reports (Part 1), here are some of the recommendations that came out of the AAA Foundation’s research on how hands-free devices can provide the same level of – if not more – distraction to drivers as hand-operated devices. As the CEO of the AAA Foundation has stated, “increased mental workload and cognitive distractions can lead to a type of tunnel vision or inattention blindness where motorists don’t see potential hazards right in front of them.”
In order to reduce drivers’ mental workloads (i.e., driver distractions) and decrease the incidence of driver distraction-related car accidents, AAA researchers have recommended that vehicle manufacturers consider:
- Restricting the use of voice-activated technologies so that drivers can only use such features when it comes to controlling elements of their car (such as their in-cabin temperature or their cruise control) rather than using them to, for example, write emails or check their social media accounts
- Making some voice-activated features non-operable while a vehicle is being driven.
Additionally, AAA researchers are focused on spreading the word regarding distracted driving that is related to voice-activated technologies and hope that:
- Policy and law makers will heed their warnings and enact new laws to restrict the use of voice-activated technologies while driving.
- Educating the public about these dangers will compel drivers to limit or altogether stop their use of such technologies while driving so they can, instead, focus on the road.
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