Study: Men downplay risk of texting, driving

  • Updated: October 26, 2013 - 4:52 PM

Do you think it’s OK to text and drive because you’re a great driver? If so, chances are you’re a guy. A study published in the International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management found that four out of five college students texted while driving and that males in particular were more likely to downplay the dangers of distracted driving, because they believed they were skilled drivers. “While male respondents widely agree that texting while driving is dangerous, they also believe that they are better at texting while driving than other drivers,” wrote study authors Garold Lantz and Sandra Loeb. Despite that difference in attitude, males and females appeared to be equally likely to text while driving in general, the authors wrote. los angeles times

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