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Car entertainment systems can be dangerously distracting

Many of the new vehicles on sale in North Carolina showrooms feature complex entertainment and information systems, but a study from the University of Utah conducted on behalf of the American Automobile Association suggests that this kind of sophisticated technology can be dangerously distracting to drivers. The researchers used 2017 model year vehicles and 30 such systems for their study, and they found that all of the systems made demands on drivers that could lead to accidents.

The prevalence of texting and driving

What do North Carolina motorists think about the dangers of texting and driving? If they are like the respondents of a Progressive Insurance study, they believe that they are the exception to the rule. An online study was conducted in August that was taken by around 1,000 people at or over the age of 18. The consensus was that distracted driving was dangerous and should be illegal. However, approximately a third of these motorists thought that they were able to text and drive safely.

Accident avoidance technology can cut crash rate

Drivers and passengers on North Carolina roadways could find increased safety with the use of collision avoidance technology. Lane departure warning systems and blind spot alerts can significantly cut the number of vehicle accidents and resulting injuries, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.