DRIV­ING DIS­TRACTED

Isis Town and Country - - News -

A Monash Univer­sity study of 340 se­ri­ous crashes in NSW and Vic­to­ria be­tween 2000 and 2011 found driver dis­trac­tion was at fault in 57% of cases. The big­gest con­trib­u­tors were: In­tox­i­ca­tion ........................................................... 13.5%

Fall­ing asleep ........................................................ 11.8%

Fatigue .................................................................. 10.9%

Fail­ure to look ........................................................ 3.2%

Pas­sen­ger in­ter­ac­tion ........................................... 3.2%

Feel­ing ill ................................................................ 2.6%

Black­ing out ........................................................... 2.6%

Stress ...................................................................... 1.8%

Look­ing but fail­ing to see ...................................... 1.5%

An­i­mal or in­sect in ve­hi­cle ..................................... 1.4%

Us­ing a mo­bile phone ............................................ 0.9%

Chang­ing mu­sic ..................................................... 0.9%

Ad­just­ing ve­hi­cle sys­tems .................................... 0.9%

Look­ing at ve­hi­cle sys­tems ................................... 0.9%

Search­ing for an ob­ject ......................................... 0.9%

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