Study Shows That Women Are Better Drivers Than Men When It Comes to Distraction

Posted on : January 2, 2018
if you've been hurt because of distracted driving, you need a lawyer

A recent study has delved into the exploration of what makes people more likely to engage in dangerous distracted driving behavior. The study among other things found that women were less likely to be distracted than men and that distractions from car radios and mobile phones made up more than 12% of vehicle accidents. Driver distractions are responsible for far too many vehicle accidents, many of them with severe and fatal injuries. Sex, age and certain personality traits can increase the likelihood of distracted driving behavior, according to the study completed by Norway’s Institute of Transport Economics.

Have you been hurt in an accident with someone who was distracted? That’s cause for legal action if you sustained severe injuries, but you need to act quickly to protect your rights. If you allow the statute of limitations to lapse, you could lose out on ever being able to file an injury claim. You’re then the one responsible for paying your medical bills and dealing with all the accident aftermath.

More than 1100 high school students and 600 adults were analyzed in the study to figure out whether there was a connection between propensity for distraction and driver’s personal traits. The study researchers found that young men were the most likely to report distracted behavior and those individuals who felt that distracted driving was outside of their control or more socially acceptable were more likely to report distracted driving.

The World Health Organization has recently shared that more than a million people are killed in vehicle crashes across the nation every single year, many of them in preventable accidents caused by driver error. Driver error may include reckless behavior, distracted driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol or breaking road rules and laws. If you’ve already been involved in a catastrophic accident caused by somebody else’s negligent behavior, you may have grounds to pursue a personal injury claim with the help of a lawyer.  No one should have to deal with putting the pieces of their life back together because of another negligent person, but it happens all too often. 

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