Genetics To Blame for Bad Driving

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Are you or someone you know a bad driver? Well, science suggests that you may not be the one to blame. According to University of California researcher Steven Cramer, about 30 percent of Americans have an irregular gene that can negatively affect driving skills.

A protein called Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor, which helps the brain function with communication and awareness, is less present among those with the irregular gene. During a week-long observation Cramer learned that those with the gene variant factually make more errors during driving, and were more likely to forget what they learned during the week of research. Cramer also believes that those who are involved in at-fault collisions on the roadway have the irregular gene, seven times out of ten.

Thankfully, new features in automobile technology can provide comfort to those with the gene variant. For example, the “autonomous emergency steering” feature intends to maneuver the vehicle to the left or right in order to avoid an accident, and can even detect pedestrians and unexpected debris in the roadway.

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One thought on “Genetics To Blame for Bad Driving

    Defensive Driving said:
    February 26, 2013 at 5:50 am

    Why do you need to learn defensive driving? There are numerous reasons but precisely if you have a vehicle then it is a must to know how to drive your car and the rules and regulations on the road. Hence it is very important to take driving lessons to get started. You believe it or not but driving your own vehicle is a confidence booster. The moment you are behind the steering you can feel an immense power energizing within you. Then gradually you get to know your vehicle. It is almost like rearing your own child. so just go for the defensive driving course online today

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