David Strayer, University of Utah (image) University of Utah Caption David Strayer, a University of Utah psychology professor, with a driving simulator that was part of a major new study he conducted for the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The study found that, contrary to what many people believe, motorists are seriously distracted and put themselves and others at risk when they use hands-free devices to make cell phone calls, use social media or send texts or e-mails while driving. Credit David Strayer, University of Utah. Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.