A recent study has shown car voice recognition systems allow drivers to focus more on the road when using a mobile device behind the wheel. However, these systems have not been successful in eliminating driving distractions altogether, The Detroit News reported on Tuesday, March 3.
Research conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s AgeLab and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) studied the average time drivers look away when calling or entering an address in cars equipped with either Chevrolet MyLink or Volvo Sensus voice recognition systems. Both systems have reduced the eyes-off-the-road time to an average of 13 seconds when dialing a contact using voice commands, as compared with 15 seconds when manually calling a contact.
Still, taking your attention off of the road even for just a couple of seconds could be enough to spell disaster. If you were hurt in a car crash caused by another driver’s reckless or distracted driving, we at the Ausband & Dumont can work to help you seek the compensation you deserve. Call our Atlanta office at (404) 812-0051 to learn more about your legal rights in such situations.