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New research from The University of Sussex in England found that talking on the phone hands-free while driving is just as distracting and dangerous as using a hand-held phone. That’s because both types of conversations make drivers visualize what the other person is talking about… And as a result, drivers noticed fewer road hazardseven when they looked directly at them! The researchers say, the only safe car conversation is with a front seat passenger. Because they can be scanning for road hazards, too – and they know to stop talking when you need to concentrate.

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