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Tuesday, 12th December 2006

How Risky Is It? An assessment of the relative risk of engaging in potentially unsafe driving behaviors

How Risky Is It? An assessment of the relative risk of engaging in potentially unsafe driving behaviors (PDF; 1.28 MB)
Source: AAA Foundation
From press release:

Anxious to arrive quickly at your destination this holiday season? Well, what about safely? Driving faster than surrounding traffic, driving while drowsy, not paying attention and aggressive driving are associated with increased risk of being involved in crashes, according to a recent study sponsored by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. AAA estimates that you will be sharing the road with 51 million people between Christmas and New Years, so it is essential to know how to reduce the likelihood of being involved in a crash.

In fact, the AAA Foundation's research found four driving behaviors directly associated with an increased crash risk. Speeding was found to nearly triple the odds of being involved in a crash. Driving while drowsy was associated with a similar increase in the odds of being involved in a crash. When a driver's eyes were off the road for more than two seconds, for any reason, the odds of a crash occurring were nearly double those of a driver paying attention to the road. The odds of a crash more than doubled when a driver exhibited aggressive driving behaviors.


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