Study Says Video Games Breed Reckless, Risky (and Skilled) Drivers
Extremely devoted driving gamers apparently represent the worst and most overconfident segment. People who spend more than eight hours per day behind the controller reportedly crash three times more often than gamers who spend less than an hour playing. Tim Bailey, a Continental Tyre safety expert, believes that, "while gamers develop useful skills and are more confident, they need to apply some balance with a sensible assessment of risk."
In one bright spot, though, gamers do apparently perform better on their actual driving tests than do non-gamers. So, at least that's something, right?