Most people picture drivers sending text messages or playing games on their phones when thinking of distracted driving. Today, distracted driving can be caused by built-in vehicle technology. Evolving vehicle features, nicknamed “infotainment systems” have added a new dimension to the conversation on driver safety. Tech-filled cars have recently been proven to increase driver distraction to dangerous levels.
New vehicle technologies such as touch screen features and voice-based systems are used to access the internet, send texts, voice command vehicle and more. A new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shows that this increasingly popular technology is causing drivers to keep their eyes off the road and hands off the wheel for far too long.