Are ‘Hands-Free’ Phone Calls Really Safer for Drivers? | Live Science


Talking on your phone while driving — even if you use a hands-free connection — is still dangerous, a new study from England finds.

Conversations of any kind can be distracting if they require a driver to use mental imagery, according to the study.

“A popular misconception is that using a mobile phone while driving is safe as long as the driver uses a hands-free phone,” Graham Hole, a psychology lecturer at the University of Sussex in England and an author of the study, said in a statement. “Our research shows this is not the case.”

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