distracted driving http://www.kplu.org en Hands-Free Gadgets Don't Mean Risk-Free Driving http://www.kplu.org/post/hands-free-gadgets-dont-mean-risk-free-driving If you've felt smug and safe using built-in, voice-controlled technology for text messages, email and phone calls while driving, forget it. There are some sobering findings about the risk of distraction from the American Automobile Association and the University of Utah.<p>The proliferation of hands-free technology "is a looming public safety crisis," AAA CEO Robert Darbelnet says. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 22:28:20 +0000 Howard Berkes 9056 at http://www.kplu.org Hands-Free Gadgets Don't Mean Risk-Free Driving Do you text while you drive? You're not alone. http://www.kplu.org/post/do-you-text-while-you-drive-youre-not-alone <p></p><p>Have you ever been tempted to respond to a text message while you’re behind the wheel?</p><p>Texting while driving is illegal in Washington state, but the practice is common enough that the state plans to launch a full scale campaign against it along the lines of the “Click it or Ticket” campaign that promotes seat belt use. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 00:35:20 +0000 Paula Wissel 7324 at http://www.kplu.org Do you text while you drive? You're not alone.