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jamesqf 10-23-2015 03:36 AM

It's not just cell phones
 
It seems that talking to your car can be a major cause of impaired driving, too:
Quote:

...a new study says it can take 27 seconds for a driver using a voice-activated entertainment system to regain full alertness after making a command from behind the wheel. That means a car going 25 mph can travel the length of three football fields before a driver’s brain fully recovers from the act of dialing a phone number or changing music using increasingly popular in-car entertainment systems.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...1dc_story.html

redpoint5 10-23-2015 03:47 AM

Yeah, I've always said that if cell phones are distracting to drivers, then it absolutely should be illegal to drive with children. Any conversation is distracting.

MkVer 10-23-2015 05:59 AM

AAA has been studying distractions for years. Below are links to the full studies.

Quick Fact Sheet.
https://www.aaafoundation.org/sites/...tractionFS.pdf

Full Report.
https://www.aaafoundation.org/sites/...stractions.pdf

niky 10-23-2015 07:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by redpoint5 (Post 497380)
Yeah, I've always said that if cell phones are distracting to drivers, then it absolutely should be illegal to drive with children. Any conversation is distracting.

I think a few studies have pointed out that teenagers are more likely to get into accidents if they're together in a car. Having anyone to talk to is a distraction. :p

Fat Charlie 10-23-2015 08:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by redpoint5 (Post 497380)
Yeah, I've always said that if cell phones are distracting to drivers, then it absolutely should be illegal to drive with children. Any conversation is distracting.

Baby On Board is a helpful warning to the rest of us.

Xist 10-23-2015 12:44 PM

I do not talk to my stereo very much, but I do not expect it to do what I say. Siri does not seem to listen very well, so I would not expect a car to do much better.

It is not like we are talking to Kitt.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fat Charlie (Post 497385)
Baby On Board is a helpful warning to the rest of us.

Those signs never made sense to me. They want me to drive safer [than them] because they have a sign, whether or not they actually have a child in the car.

Fat Charlie 10-23-2015 01:35 PM

No, they're warning us that they're more distracted than everyone else!

NeilBlanchard 10-23-2015 01:41 PM

Eating while driving (guilty) is distracting. I have seen guys shaving (with an electric razor) and I have seen a woman putting on mascara while driving ~70MPH in the left lane. She was leaning in close to the rear view mirror to get her eyelashes thicker and longer. Yikes!

At a previous office where I worked, the boss used to spread out letters and memos to refer to while on the phone, and also record dictation, all while driving like a maniac to get to his next appointment on time.

jamesqf 10-23-2015 02:52 PM

I have to admit to a bit of prejudice here, as I simply can't understand why anyone would want to talk to a computer in the first place. Touch screen controls are bad enough (there goes any chance of me buying a Tesla :-(), but having to speak to it? Yuck.

gone-ot 10-23-2015 04:44 PM

• Brevit Summary: "...Danger, Will Robinson, DRIVING IS DANGEROUS...".


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