Distracted Drivers May Contribute to Half of All Car Accidents

Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 12:46am

Daydreaming behind the wheel may contribute to up to half of all car accidents.

We've all had our minds wander or zone out occasionally while driving but researchers wanted to see how much inattention affects road safety.

After interviewing nearly 1,000 drivers involved in an accident, they found 52% admitted to some mind wandering just before the crash.

Researchers say daydreaming can cause drivers to overlook road hazards and make more mistakes.
 

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