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Do not engage in distracting activities while driving

This can end up with a crash or near miss events in newly licensed teen drivers, said Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal

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PRLog (Press Release) - Jan. 7, 2014 - GREATER KAILASH, India -- As per a new NIH study, drivers "reach for the phone", text, engaging in task secondary to driving or move their eyes for 10% of the time while they are behind the wheels. This can end up with a crash or near miss events in newly licensed teen drivers, said Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal President Heart Care Foundation of India and Sr. National Vice President Indian Medical association.

New drivers are more likely to crash or have a near miss while dialing, 7-8 times more likely when reaching for a phone or other object, four time more likely when tensed and three times more likely when eating while driving.

Experienced drivers are twice as likely to crash or have a near miss while dialing a cell phone and have increased risk while engaging in other tasks.

Talking on cell phone does not increase that much risk but reaching for the phone and answering or dialing increases the risk.

The distractive activities are dialing, talking, reaching for a cell phone, reaching for another object in the car, adjusting car’s temperature or radio controls, eating, drinking, looking for a crash or looking for something else etc., adjusting mirror, seatbelt or window in the car.

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Dr K K Aggarwal
9958771177
emedinews@gmail.com

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Source:HEART CARE FOUNDATION OF INDIA
City/Town:Greater Kailash - Delhi - India
Industry:Health
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