Study: 62% of crashes related to daydreaming

Posted at: 04/09/2013 6:40 AM

There is a new warning about daydreaming while behind the wheel.
A recent study by the Erie Insurance Group reveals you are five times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash if you are lost in thought rather than if you are distracted by some type of electronic device.  
The data looked at 65,000 accidents that occurred over the last two years and identified 10-percent as the result of some form of distracted driving. But 62-percent of crashes were believed to be related to daydreaming.
By comparison, only 12-percent of fatal accidents covered in the report were blamed on some type of mobile use.
Still, the study strongly emphasizes the need for motorists to avoid cell phones while driving and pull off the road to send texts.