Distracted Driving

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bluetooth. Car play. Cruise control. Navigation. Crash? A new study suggests all the digital do-dads we have in our cars these days make it more likely we might have accidents. The study by AAA says technology like GPS systems and other things create a situation where drivers end up taking their eyes off the road for longer periods of time. And that, the study says, can lead to accidents. University of Utah professor David Strayer has been examining the impact of infotainment systems on safety for AAA since 2013. He says what he calls the “explosion of technology” — including access to social media, email and text — has made things worse.