Smart Watches May Distract Drivers

According to a recent Transportation Research Laboratory (TRL) study, researchers have concluded that smart watches like the new Apple Watch may distract drivers.   Experts say using smart watches while driving can reduce the reaction time of the driver leading to a higher chance of causing an auto accident.

TRL determined that  reading a message on a smart watch would take the driver 2.52 seconds to react to an emergency, compared to 1.85 seconds for using a smartphone or 0.9 seconds for speaking to another passenger in the vehicle. 

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