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Distracted drivers cause more crashes than drinking drivers says Waikato DGB trauma specialist Grant Christey

Dr Grant Christey said distracted drivers cause 25 per cent of serious crashes, whereas drinking drivers cause 18 per cent.

“The most common reasons are texting or talking on a mobile phone, people talking in the car, or kids in the back.”Christey heads the Midland Regional Trauma System, which collects data from every trauma event, including road crashes, from five district health boards: Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Lakes, Tairawhiti and Taranaki.  An event relates to an individual and can include more than one injury.This story was published by the Waikato Times – read it here

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