According to an interesting study published earlier this month, driving with a cell phone is just as dangerous whether you use a handsfree device or hold the phone in your hand. The Carnegie Mellon University study found that simply listening, rather than keeping both hands on the steering wheel, is the main distraction to drivers. Neuroscientist Marcel Just tracked 29 volunteers who used a driving simulator while inside an MRI. While steering their virtual car along the winding road, some volunteers were undisturbed while others had to decide whether a statement they heard was true or false.
The study found … Read more