The more you play the worse you drive

Posted on Feb 1, 2012 in Browser Games, Online Games, Skill Games

Bad news for all who love car racing! Computer games fans are more risky drivers – says recent studies ordered and sponsored by a tire manufacturer Continental. Research has shown, that regular playing in skill games like car simulations, makes that drivers more often lead to cracked, are more likely to pass a red light or more aggresive on the road what drawn attenton of police. They have also serious problems with parking and cause threat for other participants of the traffic.  According to the authors of the research, it happens because players confuse virtual life with reality. This phenomenon is called “flashback”. Spending too much time in front of the screen of the computer, not enough sleeping, eating like a bird and non-stop playing skill or browser games leads to situations when, players behave in real life in the same way like in online games. The vanishing of the border between real and virtual world, can be dangerous not only for players but also for theirs surroundings. The study was conducted on group of two thousand UK drivers, in age between 17 and 39 years old. Half of them was declared car games lovers. The survey has shown that browser game players are in 44% more likely to take a risk while driving car. 31% of them admitted to having crossed a red light (compared to only 14% of non-players), and 30% caused an accident (15% of non-players). As we see, with games players the risk of collision is twice higher than in case of people, who don’t play such skill games. The results of the research are alarming. Please, take care when You drive you car!

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