From: NPR

Young Men, Frequent Drivers Most Likely To Get Distracted While Driving

If you’re reading this on your phone while driving, stop it. Especially if you’re a young neurotic extroverted guy who drives a lot.

Two seconds of attention to the insistent beeping and blinking of our mobile phones or simply changing the radio station accounts for at least 12 percent of car accidents worldwide and 14 percent of them in the U.S., according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

While anyone can get distracted behind the wheel, some people may be more prone than others, according to a study published Friday in Frontiers in Psychology by Ole Johansson, a researcher at Norway’s Institute of Transport Economics.

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