Apr '14
MCAT Question of the Day | MCAT Course

  • Q:

    Results from a study of cellphone usage among drivers involved in car crashes reveals that, compared to non-distracted drivers, drivers using cell phones, even the hands-free models, were 4 times more likely to crash, while drivers conversing with passengers were only 1.6 times more likely to crash. Which of the following conclusions can reasonably be drawn from these results?



    Auditory sensory inputs are stronger during distracted driving than are visual sensory inputs.


    Activity in the occipital lobe is stunted in the cellphone group compared to the passenger group.


    Passengers and drivers do not appear to be heavily involved in conversation.


    Differences in selective attention among distracted drivers relates to crash involvement probability.

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