Breakthrough Research on Real-World Driver Behavior Released
Driver inattention is the leading factor in most crashes and near-crashes, according to a landmark research report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI). Nearly 80 percent of crashes and 65 percent of near-crashes involved some form of driver inattention within three seconds before the event. Primary causes of driver inattention are distracting activities, such as cell phone use, and drowsiness.
- Read the Press Release (NHTSA)
- See Background and Results of the study (NHTSA)
- Information and help: Motor Vehicle Accidents (FindLaw for the Public)
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