While Georgia’s cell phone law is a step in the right direction, don’t be lulled into the false security of hands-free technology.

Three out of four drivers believe that it is safe to use. Most may be surprised to learn that these popular new vehicle features may actually increase mental distraction. When it comes to cell phones and driving, the best solution is to turn them off or put them in the glove box while driving.

A study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety proves talking on a cell phone, even when drivers keep their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road, is dangerous, especially for young and inexperienced drivers.

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