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Travel tip: AAA warns against using vehicle technology en route

Shirley McMarlin
An AAA study shows that older drivers take longer to use in-vehicle infotainment and navigation technology, thereby risking distraction from the road.

A study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says that using in-vehicle infotainment and navigation systems while en route could be a potentially dangerous distraction — especially comparing drivers ages 55-75 to those ages 21-36.

That’s because it takes the older group longer to do tasks involving voice commands and touch screens.

While AAA discourages all drivers from using in-vehicle technology while driving, except in the case of emergency, the study recommends automakers design systems to meet the safety and comfort needs of older drivers — a fast-growing demographic that by 2030 will make up 20% of U.S. drivers.


Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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