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Day dreaming is major cause of fatal accidents

By SYF77 on 10 Apr 2013

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An ordinary Singaporean has a lot of concerns on his mind which could include his child's education, cost of living and job stability. However, it is best to put all these concerns away temporarily while driving.

According to an analysis of the US national crash data, more fatal car crashes are caused by drivers who are 'lost in thought' rather than using a mobile phone. To be exact, 10 percent of the fatal accidents in the US involve at least one driver who is distracted and 62 percent of the distraction had to do with daydreaming and 'lost in thought'. Mobile phone usage constituted 12 percent.

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety advised drivers to stay focused on the dangers of the road by playing the 'what if' game and asking themselves how they would react to unexpected events on the road. The foundation said that drivers should treat driving as a complicated task requiring full attention.

Other significant distractions include rubbernecking, having a conversation with the passengers, eating and moving an object.

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I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



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Ooosh Apr 11 2013 09:48 AM
looking at the GPS screen during driving also one of the contributors for accident...sometimes have to make a sudden left turn realising that the exit is just 20meters away...

Seriously why do you need a GPS when driving in Singapore? Malaysia i can understand...
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