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Study: Texting and Driving With Siri No Safer Than With Hands

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April 24, 2013
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A study finds that texting with voice software like Siri or Vlingo while driving is no safer than texting by hand. The Southwest Region University Transportation Center and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute are the first to compare voice-to-text and traditional texting in a driving environment.


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