We have reported frequently that distracted driving is one of the leading causes of auto accidents and highway fatalities. We all know that many drivers are distracted by eating, drinking, texting, talking to other in the vehicle, and talking on a cellphone. Sometimes, an action that is seemingly innocuous, such as searching for a radio station, can be demonstrated as the cause of a car crash due to distracted driving. But who are the most distracted drivers on our roads today? Who is most likely to lose their focus on driving while behind the wheel?
We reported recently that it is very common for those most likely to drive distracted think doing so is “no big deal.” They also tend to believe that they can handle the combination of driving and performing another task. What is more, these drivers tend to believe they “had little control over being distracted,” according to the author of a study conducted in Norway by the Institute of Transport Economics. The report noted that others more prone to distracted driving “include those who drive often, and those with neurotic and extroverted personalities.” [Read more…]