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25% of car accidents are because of gadgets - July 11, 2011, 09:45 AM

In a recent study by the Governors Highway Safety Association, driving distractions such as cell phones and other electronic devices, cause as much as 25% of all US car accidents. It is common knowledge that driving while distracted is not a safe thing to do, but now we have some scientific data that goes in-depth on the topic.

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July 11, 2011, 11:26 AM

The fact that the study was by these guys "Governors Highway Safety Association" means that it's not all that scientific at all.
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July 11, 2011, 10:07 PM

I'm surprised its not a higher percentage. I'm always almost hitting someone on the facking phone. How is it that I can drive when I'm on the phone.


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I'm surprised its not a higher percentage. I'm always almost hitting someone on the facking phone. How is it that I can drive when I'm on the phone.
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July 11, 2011, 10:49 PM

+1, I'd be willing to bet the actual percentage is much higher.


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July 14, 2011, 10:12 PM

I think it's like 80% caused by distractions in general. but check this out

Driving Distracted | Stats and Facts | Driving and Texting

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Light-truck drivers and motorcyclists had the greatest percentage of total drivers reported as distracted at the time of the fatal crash (12% each). Bus drivers had the lowest percentage (6%) of total drivers involved in fatal crashes that were reported as distraction-related.
wat? Is that just because crashes in light trucks and motorcycles are more likely to result in fatalities period?


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