Study: Voice-Texting Dangerous Behind the Wheel

Posted: Apr 23, 2013 4:26 PM EDT By Mark Kelly – bio | email Lynchburg, VA – A new study is warning drivers about texting on the roads. But, this time the warning is about voice-to-text technology, like iPhone’s Siri. Siri and others like it are more hands-free than the old-fashion texting with your fingers, but does that mean it’s safe to use on the road? According to this study, recording a text message by speaking in to your phone isn’t any safer than typing texts when you’re behind the wheel. Texas A&M Transportation Institute did the research and, ABC 13 did an experiment of our own. To do our own little voice-texting experiment, we enlisted help from Ken Frederick, a driving instructor. The pressure was on. “You got me nervous here, Ken,” said Mark Kelly, reporter. The goal: weave in and out of an obstacle course of cones while using the voice-to-text gadget
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Common Myths Parents Have About Driving and Safety

Myth #1 – Parents today believe their teen will wreck their first car because they did: Most parents we speak with do believe their teenager will wreck their first car.  They follow that statement by saying, “I did”.  These parents see crashing as a legitimate form of learning.  These parents also hold the same feelings of invincibility as their teens because they fail to see the possibility that the wreck they are expecting will be a fatal or life altering incident. A mom I know is one of those people who is always on the phone while driving (and she’s a nurse).  Her daughter has just gotten her drivers permit.  I’ve talked with them many times about putting her through our program.  They say they want to do that and say it would be good for her but never register.  Two weeks ago, I saw a photo on Facebook that
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