Not surprisingly, teen driver, are more likely to be distracted by friends than family. (Photo: Shutterstock)

(Bloomberg) — People’s commitment to their loved ones could prove dangerous on the road, as drivers are more likely to be distracted by family members than their job or friends, according to a safety group.

“It is a sad irony that the people we love are actually jeopardizing our safety,” Deborah A.P. Hersman, president of the National Safety Council, said in the statement Thursday. “If you really care, don’t call to say, ‘I love you.’ Instead encourage your family to set everything else aside, disconnect and focus only on the road.”

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