distracted driving

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 16-year-old drivers are five times more likely to get into an accident than 18-year-olds. But studies show graduated driver’s license laws dramatically reduce the number of teen driver crashes. 

Hands-free is not risk free. That's the message from AAA.

The auto club is releasing what it calls a groundbreaking study on distracted driving. AAA along with the University of Utah found voice-activated, hands-free technologies on cell phones and in cars pose the greatest risks for distracted driving accidents.

“The risk is extensive,” says AAA spokesperson Cheryl Parker. “If you have these voice activated, in-car technologies, don’t use them unless you’re safely parked.”