Saturday, February 22, 2014

Distracted Driving and Risk of Road Crashes among Novice and Experienced Drivers

This study found that the risk of a crash or near-crash among novice drivers was 8x more likely if they were dialing a cell phone; 8x more likely when reaching for an object other than a cell phone; 7x more likely when reaching for a cell phone; 4x more likely when sending or receiving text messages; 4x more likely when looking at a roadside object; and 3x more likely when eating. More experienced drivers also had increased risk when distracted although this group was not studies as extensively.
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