Video data was recorded by Lytx DriveCam devices that collect video, audio and accelerometer data when a driver triggers an in-vehicle device by hard braking, fast cornering or impacts that exceed a certain g-force. Each video is 12 seconds long and provides information from before and after the trigger event...
...The AAA researchers found that drivers manipulating their cellphone (calling, texting or other uses), had their eyes off the road for an average of 4.1 out of the final six seconds leading up to a crash. According to distraction.gov, checking a text typically takes your eyes off the road for 4.6 seconds, during which time the car will have covered the length of a football field when traveling at 55 miles per hour.
The top 7 reasons for teen crashes:
ind the wheel were found to be:
1. Interacting with one or more passengers: 15% of crashes
2. Cell phone use: 12% of crashes
3. Looking at something in the vehicle: 10% of crashes
4. Looking at something outside the vehicle: 9% of crashes
5. Singing/moving to music: 8% of crashes
6. Grooming: 6% of crashes
7. Reaching for an object: 6% of crashes
Send this to any teen drivers you know.
Hat tip: BadBlue Tech News