“Lost in thought” was the main cause of fatal distracted driving accidents, according to a new study.
Erie Insurance looked at 2 years of U.S. police reports for more than 65,000 fatal car accidents: 10% named distracted driving as the primary cause of the crash.
Out of those 6,500 fatal car crashes attributed to distracted driving, 62% of the at-fault drivers claimed to be simply “lost in thought”, or just generally distracted.
Is it likely that distracted driving causes only 10% of motor vehicle accidents that result in a death?
Consider the following:
Regardless, the Erie Insurance study on distracted driving is important because it reminds us to try to be as manually, visually, and cognitively focused on driving as possible.Comments Off on Most distracted driving deaths don’t involve cell phone use