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Revealed: The VERY common bad driving habits that cause more crashes than using mobile phones behind the wheel Research by Adelaide University reveals bad driving habits that cause crashes Study is based on 186 fatal and injury-causing crashes from 2014 to 2018 Distraction due to mobile phone use was identified in 2.5 per cent of all crashes 

By Sahil Makkar For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 02:58 BST, 21 August 2019 | Updated: 02:58 BST, 21 August 2019

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New research has revealed common bad driving habits that are causing more crashes than using mobile phones behind the wheel.

Researchers from Adelaide University found reaching for fallen objects in the vehicle, attending to passengers, children or pets while driving, and stressful thoughts were the most common reasons for crashes.

Their analysis was based on in-depth study of 186 fatal and injury-causing crashes that took place between 2014 and 2018 in South Australia.

Their findings showed mobile phone use was responsible in only four crashes. 

Of those four crashes, motorists tried to

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