Daydreaming May Contribute to Up to Half of All Crashes
(KCEN) -- Daydreaming behind the wheel may contribute to up to half of all car accidents.
We've all had our minds wander or zone out occasionally while driving, but researchers wanted to see how much inattention affects road safety.
After interviewing nearly a thousand drivers involved in an accident, researchers found 52 percent admitted to some mind wandering just before the crash and 13 percent described intense mind wandering.
Researchers say daydreaming can cause drivers to overlook road hazards and make more mistakes.
So keep your eye on the road and your hand upon the wheel.