New moms are driven to distraction

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Green Bay, WI

#1 Mar 16, 2013
Texting new moms think they are entitled to something extra. They should be run into the ditch.

"“While we expect new moms to feel exhausted, we were shocked by their lack of focus while driving, especially when their baby or toddler is in the car,” Points said.“The combination of fatigue and distraction is a perfect storm where safety is concerned. We hope this report helps moms recognize and change their behavior behind the wheel.”

The study found that 63 percent of new mothers claim they have become more cautious drivers since giving birth and 77 percent fear getting in an accident. Yet nearly 8 in 10 new mothers use their phones while driving, a behavior that is as dangerous as drunken driving, according to some researchers. More than 25 percent admitted to checking or sending e-mails or text messages, which is also considered as dangerous as drunken driving.

Nearly two-thirds said they have turned around to tend to a child while driving, and more than half reported driving faster than the posted speed limit with a child in the vehicle. About 75 percent said they have trouble concentrating on a single task, such as driving."

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