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Crying whilst driving

Written by: Bath School of Motoring

06/05/2016

Driving whilst angry, sad, crying or emotionally agitated increases the risk of having a crash nearly tenfold, new research has found.

The study, carried out by the Virginia Tech Transportation in the US, found that driver-related factors, including fatigue, error, impairment and distraction, were present in nearly 90 per cent of crashes.

The institute's research concluded that drivers engage in some type of distracting activity more than 50 per cent of the time they are driving.