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Study: Hands-free in cars doesn't mean risk-free

SALT LAKE CITY, June 12 (UPI) -- Using hands-free devices to talk, text or email while driving is distracting and risky, contrary to common beliefs, a University of Utah study said Wednesday.

Almost 98 percent can't drive and talk

SALT LAKE CITY, March 29 (UPI) -- Many think they can multitask, but only 2.5 percent of the population can successfully do two things at the same time, U.S. researchers suggest.

Study finds cell phones distract drivers

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Motorists are more distracted by talking on a cellular phone than by conversing with a passenger in an automobile, a University of Utah study found.

Cell phones may be as bad as drunk driving

WASHINGTON, July 3 (UPI) -- Some U.S. states have banned drivers from chatting on their cell phones while behind the wheel, at least without using headsets. But according to the latest research findings, it may be prudent for local governments to stop people from driving and chattin
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

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Study:Any car cell phone use distracting

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- University of Utah researchers have found all cell phone conversations whether hands-free or hand-held are distracting to a motorist behind the wheel.

Study: Cell phones slow drivers

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- A University of Utah study says when young motorists talk on cell phones, they move and react more slowly, increasing their risk of accidents.

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