Thursday, September 5, 2013
For Teens, Favorite Tunes May Impair Driving
Active listening -- humming along with, tapping out the beat of or otherwise getting absorbed by tracks youthful drivers know and like -- appears to distract them from the rules of the road, researchers report.
The result is an increase in error-prone behaviors, such as speeding, tailgating and one-handed steering, as well as aggressive and distracted lane-switching and passing.
Click here for the news story from Healthfinder.gov
Click here for the abstract from Accident Analysis & Prevention