You know how sometimes you drive someplace and when you get there you realize you’ve been spacing out the whole time and don’t even remember the trip there? Oh come on, it happens to other people besides me, admit it! Anyway, new statistics show that drivers involved in fatal crashes were more often “lost in thought” than distracted by mobile phones, so try not to space out like that anymore.
Daydreaming and being “lost in thought” was the distraction 62 percent of the time, compared with 12 percent for mobile-phone use, according to an analysis of national crash data. The Bulletin has more on this and some other surprising statistics.