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Older May Not Be Better

Steve Wagner

A new study has shown that in spite of common assumptions, those who have more experience behind the wheel may be the worst when it comes to the “skill” of texting and driving. According to data gathered by Wayne State University researchers, those with more driving experience tested worse in a driving simulator, even when answering only basic text questions.

The test subjects were separated by relative texting abilities, as well as by age ranges, and the results showed conclusively that the older generations of texters and drivers veered into the other lane between 80-100% of the time, while younger generations(those 18-34) veered into other lanes only 25-40% of the time.

The researchers haven’t reached a conclusion for why the older drivers have more trouble multitasking while driving, although preliminary research leads them to believe it may be a combination of factors (taking longer to read messages, using new technology, etc).

No matter how “skilled” you may be at texting and driving, and no matter which age bracket you fall into, the risks of distracted driving are far too high and cause 421,000 injuries and over 3300 deaths in auto accidents each year.

If you have suffered an injury due to the recklessness of another driver, don’t let their choice to drive distracted take away your quality of life. Give the attorneys at Wagner Reese a call to schedule a free consultation with one of our vehicular accident lawyers, and get back on the road to physical and financial recovery today.


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