A Virginia Tech Transportation Institute study recently found distractions that take a driver’s eye away from the road for an extended period create the greatest crash risk. The study surveyed 3,500 drivers between the ages of 16 and 98 over a three-year period.
The new evidence shows that those distractions from texting, even changing stations on the radio lead to a majority of crashes and emotions also play a big role. The new research also shows that in two-thirds of crashes drivers were distracted just seconds before the accident and in 90% of the most severe crashes, drivers were distracted.
Watch the report that recently appeared on ABC News.