Study: hands-free cellphone use more dangerous than thought | Gregory S. Young Co., LPA
${site.data.firmName}${SEMFirmNameAlt}
Call 24/7 for a FREE Consultation
513-721-1077
Servicios En EspaƱol
Dayton: 937-531-7999 | Kentucky: 859-547-3334 | Toll Free: 888-783-1077
View Our Practice Areas

Study: hands-free cellphone use more dangerous than thought

Distracted driving is a very dangerous and causes many car accidents in Ohio. A new study found a reason why distracted driving continues to plague our nation's roads: the use of hands-free cellphones and voice-activated technology.

The study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that hands-free cellphones are more distracting behind the wheel than hand-held cellphones. The study reported that drivers who use hands-free devices and voice-activated technology become distracted, with their reaction time reducing and their brain function being compromised while they drive. 

The study found that when drivers use hands-free devices, their mental workload increases and they cannot focus on driving and using the devices at the same time. This forces drivers to focus more on using the technology than driving, and drivers are more likely to miss visual cues while driving and may not even see vehicles or pedestrians right in front of them.

The researchers said that there is a misguided trust of using hands-free devices while driving because many drivers think they are safer than using hand-held cellphones. However, this is not true and drivers are actually at an increased risk of being in a car accident due to being distracted behind the wheel.

Based on the findings of the study, the AAA is recommending the automakers and other industries understand the risks of these devices and limit the use of these technologies in their vehicles. They said that voice-activated technology should only be allowed for core driving functions like climate control, cruise control and the windshield wipers.

They also recommended that automakers should install technology to disable the use of cellphones while the vehicle is in motion, including voice-to-text technology, because there is an increased danger of using these devices while driving.

The public should be aware of the risks associated with using new technology behind the wheel and make smart, safe choices while on the road to reduce the risk of being in a car crash.

Source: EHS Today, "Think You Know All About Distracted Driving? Think Again!" Sandy Smith, June 12, 2013

Meet Our Attorneys

Meet Our Attorneys

At Gregory S. Young Co., LPA, our lawyers have one goal: to help you rebuild your life after an accident. We are committed to getting you and your family the resources your need to treat your injuries, pay your bills and move forward to a brighter future.

Meet Our Attorneys
Gregory S. Young Craig Michael Belliston Christopher D. Byers Michelle L. Mendelsberg Teran T. Tod Mollaun J. Clark Norris Douglas Kilgore Dalton Brian M. Cable Alexis Toledo Andrew Trice Michele L. Young
  • avvo top contributor 2015 car accident
  • Gregory S. Young Co., LPA BBB Business Review
Email Us For A Response

Start Your Claim Now.
Set Up A Free Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Office Locations

Gregory S. Young Co., LPA
600 Vine Street, Suite 402
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Toll Free: 888-783-1077
Phone: 937-531-7999
Phone: 859-547-3334
Phone: 513-721-1077
Fax: 513-721-1919
Cincinnati Law Office Map

Toll Free: 888-783-1077
Cincinnati: 513-721-1077
Dayton: 937-531-7999
Kentucky: 859-547-3334
Fax: 513-721-1919
  • Finneytown office
    8970 Winton Road
    Cincinnati, OH 45231
    Phone: 513-766-5936
    Map and Directions

  • Western Hills office
    4997 Glenway Avenue
    Cincinnati, OH 45238
    Phone: 513-766-5937
    Map and Directions

  • Mason office
    7577 Central Parke Boulevard
    Mason, OH 45040
    Phone: 513-766-5938
    Map and Directions

  • West Chester office
    8050 Beckett Center Drive
    West Chester, OH 45069
    Phone: 513-766-5939
    Map and Directions

  • Northgate office
    9600 Colerain Avenue, Suite 205
    Cincinnati, OH 45251
    Phone: 513-766-5940
    Map and Directions

  • Clermont County office
    4030 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road, Suite 123
    Cincinnati, OH 45255
    Toll Free: 513-766-5942
    Map and Directions

  • Blue Ash/Kenwood office
    9403 Kenwood Road, Suite D-108
    Cincinnati, OH 45242
    Phone: 513-766-5941
    Map and Directions

  • Florence office
    71 Cavalier Boulevard, Suite 121
    Florence, KY 41042
    Phone: 859-547-3334
    Map and Directions

  • Tri-County office
    230 Northland Boulevard, Suite 203
    Cincinnati, OH 45246
    Phone: 513-721-8855
    Map and Directions

  • Columbus Office
    4449 Easton Way
    Suite 200
    Columbus, OH 43219
    Phone: 614-232-6301
    Map and Directions

  • Dayton Office
    70 Birch Alley
    Suite 240, Building B
    Beavercreek, OH 45440
    Phone: 937-531-7999
    Map and Directions

  • Toledo Office
    1715 Indian Wood Circle
    #200
    Maumee, OH 43537
    Phone: 567-316-6215
    Map and Directions