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New plight: Keeping eyes on road

Technology in cars said to worsen driver distraction

By JOAN LOWY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

This article was published October 9, 2017 at 2:16 a.m.

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In this image from video, Jake Nelson — AAA’s director for traffic safety advocacy and research — drives one of the test vehicles used in the study in Washington, earlier this month.

WASHINGTON -- The infotainment technology that automakers are installing into the dashboard of new vehicles is making drivers take their eyes off the road and hands off the wheel for dangerously long periods of time, an AAA study has found.

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