31 March 2015

Real Footage Shows Dangers Of Being Distracted While Driving

[Click here to view the video in this article]

“Researchers analyzed the six seconds leading up to a crash in nearly 1,700 videos of teen drivers taken from in-vehicle event recorders. The results showed that distraction was a factor in 58 percent of all crashes studied, including 89 percent of road-departure crashes and 76 percent of rear-end crashes,” stated a report from the American Automobile Association (AAA).

The AAA then went on to collate a video of crashes by distracted teen drivers.

The real footage shows how these individuals multitasked while on the roads—texting, talking on the phone, putting on makeup, eating or just simply not paying attention.

While the crash statistics are high for teen drivers, all of us should pay attention when we are behind the wheel.

Watch the video below and find out more about the study here.

[via SPLOID, images via AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety]