viernes, 26 de octubre de 2012

Mature games, immature driving

Aggressive Driving | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

HHS HealthBeat (October 25, 2012)

Mature games, immature driving 

A young driver behind the wheel with his friends.
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Teens who play recklessly in the virtual world may drive recklessly in the real world.
A study examined the effects of mature, or M, rated video games, on those young drivers. Teens who played these kinds of games were more likely to be stopped by police, get in auto accidents, drink and drive, and not wear a seatbelt, among other things.
Playing such games was not only associated with risky behavior, it increased it.

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