Remove smart watch before driving, NSC says

The National Safety Council has issued a statement regarding the risks of using a smart watch – such as the newly released Apple Watch – while driving. Numerous studies have shown that drivers who use a cell phone behind the wheel significantly increase their risk of being involved in a crash. Smart watches, which have capabilities similar to smartphones, could be even riskier. The council urges everyone who purchases a smart watch to turn it off or remove it before driving.