Monday, April 18, 2016

Maryland Car Accident Lawyers: Study on Causes of Car Crashes

According to research conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, drivers are more than twice as likely to be involved in a car crash when they engage in distracting behaviors such as talking on their cell phones, texting or using a touchscreen menu on their car’s dashboard. In addition, drivers significantly increase their crash risk when they are angry, sad, crying or emotionally upset. This is especially true for the younger population of drivers, who tend to be more easily distracted by their electronic devices, according to the lead author of the study and director of the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. In fact, the study findings report that if proactive steps are not taken to limit the distractions in vehicles, this population of drivers will continue to be at great risk of being involved in car accidents. The information that the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute researchers used came from the Second Strategic Highway Research Program Naturalistic D

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