According to a new study by State Farm, Americans who drive vehicles equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) or Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), admit to using their smart phones while driving at significantly higher rates than those without the latest tech.
Take your eyes off the road for less than five seconds to focus on another task – while driving at 65 mph – the length of a football field in 3.2 seconds. Anything can happen in 100 yards.
“Innovations such as Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keeping Assist are designed to make our roadways safer,” said Laurel Straub, State Farm Assistant Vice President, Enterprise Research. “These systems are meant to assist drivers, not replace them.”
Read the article at State Farm.