Video Games Contribute to Car Accident

The results of a new study just released reveal that people who regularly play driving games on their computer or games console are poorer drivers than those that don’t. As Orlando car accident lawyers and fathers of gamers, this study surprised us.

A study by Continental Tyres questioned 2,000 motorists split equally between those who play racing video games and those that don’t. All of those quizzed were in the 17 to 39 age group. The study revealed that those that do play such games are more likely to speed, go through a red light and are worse at performing simple parking maneuvers.

Perhaps the problems are caused by over-confidence. One in five gamers believed that playing games made them a better driver but the study did not back up this confidence. Conversely, it was found that spending more time playing games was having a negative effect on driving ability. Those that play for more than eight hours a week have three times as many accidents as those that play for under an hour.

If you need assistance after an Orlando car accident, do what many have already done: Order a free copy of the Florida Car Accident Book, Seeking Justice: An Insider’s Guide for the Injured. If someone has been involved in an accident, it is a great place to start.

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