Will Smart Watches Increase the Number of Distracted Driving Accidents?

Smart watches, including those released by Samsung and Apple, are meant to make your life more convenient. You can receive text messages, answer phone calls, get reminders and even keep track of your health using a single device. These watches are not as bulky and awkward as cellphones, but offer you instant technology no matter where you go. While they are certainly helpful, there is one concern that has yet to be addressed about these devices: distracted driving.

Smart Watches and the Law

Unfortunately the law has not caught up with smart watches or the latest technology. Therefore, even states that make it illegal to text or talk while driving do not have laws applicable to the use of smart watches. Drivers can technically use these devices without any legal consequences for their actions. Even more unfortunately, there are no laws currently in the works to address the use of smart watches, which means it may be several years before lawmakers finally realize just how risky the use of these devices can be.

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