Your accident risk could still be high even if you are using a headset to have a conversations while driving. This includes the use of a voice-activated system in your car to accomplish functions that you would otherwise have done manually. A growing body of research indicates that voice technologies aren't necessarily safer technology, and won't necessarily help reduce the risk of an accident.
For years now, many of us have known that headsets don’t necessarily reduce accident risks. In spite of that, much of the focus on distracted driving across the country has been legislation that prohibits the use of handheld cell phones and texting devices at the wheel. Those bans are based on the theory that distractions involve visual, manual and cognitive distractions. That means anything that takes your hand away from the steering wheel, your eyes away from the road, and your mind off the task off the task of driving is considered a distraction.