Drivers who are fed up with seeing other drivers distracted by their phones may have
a whole new problem to worry about. With the introduction of the Apple Smartwatch, it seems like the fight against distracted driving just took a few steps backward. Safety experts have cautioned that the unique characteristics of the Apple watch make it potentially the most distracting device for drivers to date.
Some of the features of the smartwatch include the ability to check email, look at directions, and alarms that remind wearers of upcoming appointments. Taken together, these features, with the many distractions they can promote, become even more distracting when placed on the wrist, right in the field of view of a driver. Safety experts believe that the constant availability provided by having the device on your wrist can increase your chances of glancing at it while driving.
Smartwatches and smartphones are not just a problem for drivers. According to safety consultant Pam Fischer, emergency rooms have seen a rise in patients who were injured because they were distracted by their phones while walking.
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