Tuesday, July 5, 2016
"Hands Free" phones just as distracting for drivers, reseach shows
Dr Graham Hole, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Sussex conducted research that shows: “A popular misconception is that using a mobile phone while driving is safe as long as the driver uses a hands-free phone. Our research shows this is not the case. Hands-free can be equally distracting because conversations cause the driver to visually imagine what they’re talking about. This visual imagery competes for processing resources with what the driver sees in front of them on the road.