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Letters: Is hands-free danger-free?

June 16, 2013

Re "Risks to hands-free units," June 13

As far as it goes, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety's study on the dangers of using hands-free devices while driving is accurate.

However, it should be noted that the hands-free technology in modern cars is new and that in time drivers will adapt to these systems and will learn how to manage all this new information. We are only in the infancy of this pervasive technology, and it's impossible to fully understand how we'll adapt to it in the future.

Andie Ximenes

Los Angeles

The study on distracted driving hit home for me.

A few years ago I was given a little nudge about talking hands-free while driving. I missed my exit—twice. It was the second miss that told me this isn't working.

Now, I pull over if I need to talk. It's worth two minutes off the road to guarantee a lifetime ahead of me and others.

Maureen McFadden

Santa Barbara


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