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Study finds daydreaming the top cause of distracted driving accidents

from Fox News

Are drivers lost in space? A study by the Erie Insurance company of the roughly 6,500 fatal accidents that occurred in 2010 and 2011 which involved distracted driving found that it wasn't cellphones and texting that were mostly to blame, but simple daydreaming. According to police reports of the incidents, 62 percent of the accidents involved one or more drivers that were "lost in thought," compared to just 12 percent that were using a phone to text or make a call. Things happening outside the vehicle, interactions with other passengers and fiddling with devices brought into the car round out the top five distractions in the report, which was conducted with the assistance of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. more

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