AAA study finds drivers getting distracted by in-vehicle technology

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released a study last fall examining the impacts of infotainment car systems on drivers. With the help of University of Utah researchers, the study found using these features, from navigation, changing music and even texting using the car’s system, can physically and mentally distract the driver for more than 40 seconds. According to cognition and neural science professor Dr. David Strayer, who’s listed as one of the authors of the study, just because it’s in the car doesn’t mean drivers should use it on the road…