Friday, April 21, 2006

Inattention causes 8 of 10 road accidents: study

It's not just cell phone use that causes accidents ...

"Drowsiness and distractions like cellular phones are responsible for nearly 80 per cent of car crashes, according to a study by the United States government released Thursday.

Called the 100-Car Naturalistic Driving Study, the findings were taken from video footage and sensor monitors that captured the habits of more than 200 drivers.

Researchers for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) reviewed thousands of hours of video, and found that drivers were commonly distracted within three seconds of a crash or near-crash."   continued ...   (Via CTV.ca)

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