Nightly News   |  April 23, 2013

Driving and voice-activated texting don’t mix, study says

According to a new study from the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University, whether you’re texting the traditional way or composing voice-activated texts, your reaction time on the road will be twice as slow compared to those who aren’t texting at all. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> a campaign of texting and e-mailing while driving comes this new reas much that says even if you're used hands-free texting your reaction time behind the wheel is still twice as slow as just driving. your eyes are still likely to come off the road because you're concentrated, you're involved in the task. the bottom line -- voice command texting does not increase driver's safety compared to manual texting. according to this study both should be avoided while driving.