Distracted driving and risk of road crashes among novice and experienced drivers.

  title={Distracted driving and risk of road crashes among novice and experienced drivers.},
  author={Sheila G. Klauer and F Guo and Bruce G. Simons-Morton and Marie Claude Ouimet and Suzanne E. Lee and Thomas A. Dingus},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={370 1},
BACKGROUND Distracted driving attributable to the performance of secondary tasks is a major cause of motor vehicle crashes both among teenagers who are novice drivers and among adults who are experienced drivers. METHODS We conducted two studies on the relationship between the performance of secondary tasks, including cell-phone use, and the risk of crashes and near-crashes. To facilitate objective assessment, accelerometers, cameras, global positioning systems, and other sensors were… CONTINUE READING

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