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New Study Finds Danger In Voice Texting While Driving

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 04:12 PM CDT

There are all kinds of solutions out there that allow you to send a text message using your voice.  But new research suggests that texting is texting whether you type it manually or use some kind of voice to text program.  Just because your hands are on the wheel doesn't mean your head is in the game.


A new study being released today by the Texas Transportation Institute finds using that your voice to send text messages while driving is just as dangerous as manual texting with driver response times significantly delayed.  The institute had 43 drivers drive a planned course without distraction.  Then they had them drive the same course using texting devices.  Reaction time suffered and drivers had their eyes off the road longer.  Speech-to-text actually distracted the driver longer than traditional texting because the driver needed to correct errors before hitting send.


And texting while driving is a huge problem.  According to AAA, 35 percent of drivers admit to reading a text or email while driving in any given month and 26 percent admit to typing one.


If you want to learn about our campaign to make our streets a no text zone, follow this link to keyetv.com.


By Fred Cantú

New Study Finds Danger In Voice Texting While Driving


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