The topic of distracted driving is often discussed in regards to texting while driving. While that may be one aspect, the truth is there is plenty of opportunity to be distracted while behind the wheel. In addition to smartphones, you also have stand-alone navigation devices and increasingly, touchscreen devices sitting in the dash.
When it comes to texting while driving we often hear talk of going handsfree. The general belief is that it is safer to go handsfree as opposed to hands-on, however a new study is showing that it is not entirely safe to be texting handsfree either. This study was done by the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University and it compares voice-to-text and non-voice texting in a real-world driving environment.
Samsung is at it again with another awesome and tiny bluetooth headset today. They've just announced nationwide availability of one of their newest and best headsets, the HM7000. With options to pair with their Android app, great battery life, and a sleek and fancy design this should make plenty of users happy. Plus, people living in cities like me that don't allow use of cellphones while driving with no exceptions, this will really come in handy.