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Using Voice-to-Text Phone Command Carries Same Danger as Texting While Driving

By June 27, 2013Uncategorized

06/27/2013 // 1-800-Car-Wreck // 1-800-Car-Wreck // (press release)
Widespread campaigns to reduce the number of serious accidents related to texting while driving continue to help bring awareness to this important issue. A study by the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University has helped bring to light another dangerous act that many drivers may not realize places them at risk.

Using voice-to-text commands on cell phones is an alternative that some believe helps reduce their risks of getting into an accident; however, as the research indicates, this is far from the truth. Whether one uses their fingers to text or the voice command, both driving distractions yield the same results, decreasing eye contact on the road.

Says Christine Yager, who headed the study, in a report released by Reuters regarding the research, “You’re still using your mind to try to think of what you’re trying to say, and that by proxy causes some driving impairment, and that decreases your response time.”

Cell phone distractions are a leading cause of serious accident injury, but are completely preventable. Practicing safe driving habits is important in every circumstance to ensure one’s own safety and the safety of others on the road.

For individuals who have been injured in a car accident linked to texting while driving or other type of cell phone distraction, it is often difficult to figure out what steps are needed for putting their lives back in order. The Dallas car accident lawyers of 1-800-Car-Wreck are available to help injured accident victims get the compensation they may be entitled to for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages they have incurred due to a car wreck.

Contact the lawyers of 1-800-Car-Wreck today if you have been involved in a car accident and request a free evaluation of your case.

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