Want to drive safer? ditch the passengers

August 3, 2007

Drivers carrying passengers are 60 per cent more likely to have an accident requiring hospital treatment, Australian researchers have found. A team at Sydney University said passengers could distract drivers or influence their driving, particularly in the case of young drivers. Using a mobile phone while driving was more likely to cause a crash than carrying a passenger, possibly because passengers could moderate their conversation with changing road conditions.

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