Bickering children as worse as alcohol for a driver, study says


A new study has revealed that, for a driver, having bickering children in the car produces the same effects as drinking up to the legal limit of alcohol.

According to the Transport Research Laboratory, drivers’ reaction times decreased by up to 13% when they had children who were arguing in the car. That same level was experienced by those who drank the legally allowed amount of alcohol.

Besides the decreased reaction time, cases of hard braking were 40% more common, and stress levels increased by a third when the children were arguing. As you know, being in a bad state of mind has also been proven to increase the likelyhood of accidents.

So, next time you’re in a car with bickering children (or even adults), try to keep them entertained or get them a bus fare.

Source: What Car via Automarket

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Comments (1)

  • intensive driving says:

    Yes, I lost a good friend 20 years ago to a mother who was more concerned about her children arguing in the back than the road in front.
    One mother’s bad prioritising lead to a lifetime of sadness for another mother.

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