Think making a call on a hands-free phone is safe? Think again. A 2012 study by the National Safety Council showed that even using a hands-free device is risky. When talking on the phone, the brain must switch back and forth from the conversation to the road. This decreases awareness and reaction time.
Cell phones get a bad rap when the issue of distracted driving comes up, but when not used properly, GPS and Navigation systems can be just as distracting as phones. Have you ever tried to reroute your trip while driving? Even if you use voice input, miss-heard words and bad routing can take your attention off the road for a significant amount of time.