A recent study shows that if you are more extroverted and love being with other people than alone, you may be more likely to get into a car accident. This Norwegian study identified various traits that could have been associated with an accident risk, such as gender, age, and personality and determined the fact that extroverts tend be more easily distracted can also increase the chances of an accident. The study also identified that young men have higher risks of being involved in an accident as well as people who drive often and those with neurotic personalities. If you’re extroverted, be aware of your driving skills to avoid a critical accident.
The study’s results also showed that older women were better at minimizing distractions and staying focused on the road and the study incorporated surveys of both adults and high school drivers. The most common distracter inside vehicles was adjusting the radio dial. Traffic accidents are a worldwide cause of serious injuries and fatalities. In fact, more than 1 million people are killed worldwide as a result of traffic accidents every single year.
Identifying who may be at risk and why these factors play an important role could help minimize the number of people severely injured or killed in vehicle accidents. If you or someone you know has already been hurt in a serious accident in San Diego, you may have grounds to pursue compensation by filing an injury claim with the help of an experienced attorney. Do not hesitate to get help.