Your iPod or MP3 player might put you in danger if you're using it while you are driving. iPods are one of my many gadgets that can distract drivers and cause accidents. More automakers are including iPod compatibility in their vehicles making it easier for drivers to bring their tunes on the road.
A 2007 study conducted by Drexel University Professor, Dario Salvucci, showed that iPod use caused drivers to veer from side to side and decrease their following speed. Drivers spent time scrolling through their iPods to find desired media instead of paying attentio
n to the road.
So how can you safely use your iPod on the road?
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