Cellphones are among the top reasons for being distracted while driving. We are so use to looking at our phones every time we hear the unmistakeable ding, or see that we have a new notification, that even when we are doing something as serious as operating a motor vehicle, we are compelled to see what just arrived in our inboxes.
Technology in vehicle is causing us to be more distracted than ever before. 53% of drivers believe that if manufactures put “infotainment” dashboard systems and hands-free technology in vehicles, they must be safe.1
While some states are implementing bans on the use of hand held devices, many drivers believe making the transitions to hands free voice assistants is the safe choice. In reality however, these technologies distract our brains even long after you’ve used them.
Make no mistake: This multitasking technology is about convenience, not safety.