An international study of distracted driving has identified four types of drivers who resist messages to avoid talking or texting behind the wheel. Interestingly, women were substantially more likely than men to engage in distracted driving, so women are the first of the four profiles. The others include people who are frequent users of their phones, drivers who are highly disinhibited, and those with negative attitudes about safety.
In our last post, we reported on the increasing cases of distracted driving that are permeating U.S. roads. This week, we take a look at a newly established cause of road collisions: Pokémon GO.
Driving without giving your full attention to the road is always risky. Engaging in any activity that takes your eyes off the road or your hands off the wheel-be it turning down the air conditioning, eating a sandwich or wrangling your kids in the back seat-constitutes distracted driving.