Good and above all responsible drivers know that using mobile phones while driving is a very dangerous thing to do. While typing or reading short text messages while driving, the view is removed for about five seconds. Doing the same thing is dangerous while driving, so classic use of the phone while driving has long been banned in many countries around the world.
A recent survey by the UK-based charity IAM RoadSmart, which focuses on road safety, found that car multimedia systems are also dangerous for our road safety. These are expected to affect the driver in the same way as alcohol, and in some cases even worse. During the test, the drivers showed significantly lower response times than usual when using the multimedia system in the car. Response time increased by 36 percent when using voice control and by 57 percent when using touch screens.
British car charity IAM RoadSmart has already contacted manufacturers due to the dangers posed by multimedia systems in cars. She urged them to take a closer look at such systems before offering them to the end user. In addition, she urged them to develop a standardized set of commands to limit driver interference.