Becoming distracted whilst driving, is one of the most dangerous things that can happen when in control of a car.
A Daily Mail story highlighted a recent study into the driving habits of teenager drivers in America.
Please read on for more information.
A Deadly Distraction
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety analyzed nearly 1,700 videos that capture the actions of teen drivers in the moments before a crash
- It found that distractions were a factor in nearly 60per cent of crashes
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has previously estimated that distraction of all kinds is a factor in only 14per cent of all teen driver crashes
- The most common forms of distraction were talking with passengers and using a mobile phone, including talking, texting and reviewing messages
Distractions – especially talking with passengers and using mobile phones – play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood, according to compelling new evidence cited by safety researchers.
The study is unusual because researchers rarely have access to crash videos that clearly show what drivers were doing in the seconds before impact as well as what was happening on the road.
For more information about this study and to see the videos, please take a moment to visit the Daily Mail article via the following link – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3010637/Phones-distractions-big-problem-teen-drivers.html
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