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Study: New technology inside cars distracts drivers for more than 40 seconds

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A new AAA study shows infotainment systems inside cars have too many functions unrelated to driving.

Drivers using the new technology to do things, such as programming navigation or sending a text, were distracted for more than 40 seconds.

The number more than doubles the risk of a crash.

With one in three drivers using the infotainment systems, AAA says the new technologies could have dangerous consequences.

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