Thanks to multiple studies and informative public safety campaigns, most people have a rather solid appreciation of just how dangerous talking, texting or surfing the web while driving can actually be.
A woman was lucky to have escaped a reported texting-while-driving accident without any serious injuries earlier this week, according to various news reports. Many Huntington area residents may have heard or read reports regarding the car accident, in which a driver lost control of her vehicle, crashed into a tree and wound up in a lake.
A study performed by researchers working on behalf of the AAA Foundation found that hands-free technology does not necessarily mean that a driver is free from distractions. The study, which looked at a number of drivers that were using the hands-free technology, found that even when a driver makes a phone call, changes the radio or sends a text message with their voice, they still suffer "inattention blindness."