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Shocking Footage Shows How Dangerous Distractions Are While Driving

Taking your eyes off the road for just seconds can spell the difference between life and death. 

And with so many distractions frequently interrupting our life, it is no surprise that accidents happen on the roads. 

From checking your phone, searching for something in your bag or wallet, talking to a friend or even just getting lost in your thoughts while behind the wheel can all end in tragedy. 

When you are a young driver the risks are even higher, not having the same driving experience to get yourself out of trouble as someone who is a veteran on the roads. 

AAA in the USA have conducted a study which states that in six out of ten moderate to severe teen car crashes, distractions play a factor. 

That is four times higher than the official estimates based on police reports. 

So remind friends, family and those around you - while you are behind the wheel of a car don't risk it. 

Stay alert. Stay safe.

Watch how quickly things can turn pear shaped in this video. There are some shockingly close calls here collated from dashbaord cameras. 

H/T: Cosmopolitan

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