Thursday 17 October 2019

Games may make dangerous drivers of our children

Teens can put thrill before safety
Teens can put thrill before safety
Eddie Cunningham

Eddie Cunningham

Young people can get the wrong idea about real-world driving from playing games on consoles and mobile devices.

A new study found 47pc of drivers believe that's true. The danger, experts say, is teens can put thrill before safety and take such mindsets into real driving.

The study, by Young Driver, asked 1,000 drivers what impact computer games, films, TV programmes had on teens:

* 39pc felt films/TV shows rarely outline the consequences of dangerous driving;

* 29pc thought teens' attitudes were negatively influenced by films such as the 'Fast and the Furious';

* Most 18 to 24 year olds, who recently passed their test, felt motoring on screens "contributed to teens thinking driving was much easier than it really is".

Teen expert Nicola Morgan said if 17 year olds have a risk-taking mindset, they may put thrill before safety.

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