By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News -- A new study on Risk Management is now available. According to news reporting out of Beijing, People's Republic of China , by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "The apparently higher crash risk among individuals who use cell phones while driving may be due both to the direct interference of cell phone use with the driving task and tendencies to engage in risky driving behaviors independent of cell phone use. Measurements of actual highway driving performance, self-reported aberrant driving behaviors as measured by the Manchester Driver Behavior Questionnaire (DBQ), and attitudes toward speeding, passing behaviors and relative concern about being involved in a crash were assessed." Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Institute for Psychology , "Individuals who reported frequently using cell phones while driving were found to drive faster, change lanes more frequently, spend more time in the left lane, and engage in more instances of hard braking and high acceleration events. They also scored higher in self-reported driving violations on the DBQ and reported more positive attitudes toward speeding and passing than drivers who did not report using a cell phone regularly while driving." According to the news editors, the research concluded: "These results indicate that a greater reported frequency of cell phone use while driving is associated with a broader pattern of behaviors that are likely to increase the overall risk of crash involvement." For more information on this research see: Self-reported and observed risky driving behaviors among frequent and infrequent cell phone users. Accident Analysis and Prevention , 2013;61():71-77. Accident Analysis and Prevention can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd , The Boulevard, Langford Lane , Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England . ( Elsevier - www.elsevier.com ; Accident Analysis and Prevention - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/336 ) Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting N. Zhao , Chinese Academy Sci, Inst Psychol, State Key Lab Brain & Cognit Sci, Beijing 100101, People's Republic of China . Additional authors for this research include B. Reimer , B. Mehler , L.A. D'Ambrosio and J.F. Coughlin . Keywords for this news article include: Asia , Beijing , Risk Management, People's Republic of China Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2014, NewsRx LLC
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