According to a public opinion poll by the National Safety Council indicates
that 80% of drivers throughout the nation believe that hands-free devices
are considered safer than using a handheld phone. However, the evidence
begs to differ.
It is imperative to understand that hands-free driving does not equal to
risk-free driving. The problem is that drivers who use hands-free devices
are still multi-tasking.
In fact, the brain does not truly multi-task. The brain is able to quickly
toggle between tasks, but can’t do two things at the same time.
Studies show that activity in the area of the brain which processes moving
images decreases by up to 1/3 when listening, talking, or texting on a phone.
The following are the three things
distracted driving does to us:
- Takes your eyes off the road
- Takes your hands off the steering wheel
- Takes your mind away from driving
While your hands can remain on the steering wheel, your eyes and your mind
are away from the primary task of driving. Furthermore, using voice-to-text
is more distracting than typing texts by hand.
The National Safety Council is a non-profit organization which partners
with businesses, government entities, elected officials, and the public
on distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, and safer communities
If you suffered an injury in a car accident caused by a distracted driver
in Pennsylvania, contact our Philadelphia personal injury attorney at
Golomb & Honik, P.C. and request a free consultation today.