No Hands, No Harm

New voice-prompted phone and Internet services may help keep info-addicted drivers out of trouble

Emily Blue, 25, was driving home from dinner with friends several weeks ago when she decided to call a friend on her Sprint PCS portable cell phone. She was still dialing as she went through an intersection and plowed into a parked Ford Explorer, totaling her own Acura Integra. While suffering only a burnt lip after the air bag exploded in her face, Blue admits to being plenty embarrassed. "I know better than to dial and drive," she insists.

Millions of Americans don't seem to know as much. Driver distraction is a leading suspect in about 1 in 4 of...

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