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Are Hands-Free Devices Safe?
Which is worse: using a handheld cell phone or using a hands-free device while driving? Forbes reports that approximately 80 percent of Americans believe that hands-free phones are safe to use in the car. In reality, though, neither of these options are acceptable.
This question, which is part of a poll conducted by the National Safety Council, exposes the need for driver education, because using a hands-free device is not a responsible choice.
This is not a new development in the world of driver safety. In 2011, the National Transportation Safety Board advised that the government ban all use of cell phones while driving. Last year, AAA conducted a study that proved that hands-free devices drastically impair drivers’ reaction times.