Anxious and depressed take more risks on the road

Young drivers who experience anxiety and depression are more likely to take risks on the road. The QUT study of more than 760 young drivers, who were on their provisional licence, found anxiety and depression accounted for 8.5 per cent of the risky driving behaviour reported by these young adults. The association was greater in women than in men, with 9.5 per cent being explained by psychological distress in women compared with 6.7 per cent in men.

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