New Research Shows Dangers of Distracted Driving

The research from AAA shows you can be distracted for up to 27 seconds after putting down your phone.
1:38 | 10/22/15

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We turn to stunning new research about the dangers of distracted driving. It concludes devices can impair concentration long after you stop using them. ABC's David Kerley explains. Reporter: You've seen the video of teen drivers texting using devices then losing control. This morning new research says the distraction from devices and even talking to your car's entertainment system -- Contact, Joel cooper. Oh. Reporter: Can last long after you stop using them. Watch out. Oh, it's green. Yep. Reporter: Aaa found even after stopping the activity, drivers remain distracted for up to 27 seconds more traveling at 25 miles an hour, that's going the length of three football fields without paying attention to the road. So I hung up. And this is the time where you think that I still am not really engaged on the road That's right. You're in this distraction bubble. When you hang up it takes time for that to clear. Reporter: The researchers found there is a generational divide. The older generation having more trouble talking to their cars and driving. Oh, my gosh, I guess that is a stop sign. Whew. What we find is the young drivers tend to be the early adopters. Reporter: 10 car entertainment and 3 voice systems were tested some better than others. Fm. Now listening to fm radio. Some downright frustrating. Okay, calling Dell reed. Reporter: The systems allow drivers to keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. For "Good morning America," David Kerley, ABC news, Washington.

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