De­pressed driv­ers a dan­ger

NT News - Motoring - - CARS GUIDE -

DE­PRES­SION and anx­i­ety not only lead to un­pro­tected sex, smok­ing and binge drink­ing, but also dan­ger­ous driv­ing. Bri­die Scott-Parker, from QUT’s Cen­tre for Ac­ci­dent Re­search and Road Safety - Queens­land (CARRS-Q), says their study of more than 760 young P-plate driv­ers found anx­i­ety and de­pres­sion ac­counted for 8.5 per cent of re­ported risky driv­ing be­hav­iour such as speed­ing, not wear­ing a seat­belt and us­ing a hand­held mo­bile phone.

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