Distracted driving: How dangerous is it?
from The Boston Globe
A study published in early January in the New England Journal of Medicine confirmed what we've all suspected: Driving while distracted ups the chance of getting into an accident, especially for teens. So, how bad is it? Researchers installed cameras and other instruments in the cars of 42 novice teen drivers and 109 experienced adult drivers in Virginia and Washington, D.C., for up to 27 months. The drivers got into 685 crashes and near crashes, and the researchers used the monitors to try to figure out what went wrong.
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