Author: Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC), Australia
This study, was carried out using 12 families with a total of 25 children, observed in their vehicles over a 3 week period, using video in an attempt to identify distractions whilst driving caused by the children.
In 98% of the journeys there were distractions.
Of those 12% were caused by children in the back seats.
The most common distraction caused by the children was when the driver turned their head to look behind or used the mirror to look behind.
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