Drivers who follow a friend in a car are more likely to take risks according to psychologists at
the Arizona State University. Researchers found that when drivers are asked to follow another
vehicle it can lead to risky behaviour such as driving faster, making more erratic turns,
speeding through traffic lights and following too close to the car in front. This is most likely
caused by fear of getting lost or losing sight of your friend. To avoid this behaviour, the
research offers simple advice: if you are faced with this situation, get the address from the
lead driver and use a map or sat nav so you know how to get there safely yourself.