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Forty-percent of Americans are distracted for 15 minutes of every hour they drive, yet only 25% of people say they use their phone while driving. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A recent study found that young men are more prone to distracted driving than other groups. People who characterized themselves as neurotic or extroverted are also more distracted. Older women who feel like they are in control over their behavior tend to be less distracted.

The study published in Frontiers in Psychology looks at the driving habits of Norwegian high schoolers and adults, and could hold powerful ramifications for the auto insurance industry.

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