Here's an interesting thought.... old people who drive severely under the speed limit in the left lane of a 2 way highway. figure at least 90% do not play racing games. Does that mean they're a good driver? The answer to this one should be obvious. Not using mirrors or paying attention to traffic around them is not a sign of a good driver. So the research they did does not matter in my opinion. Personally, I like to play games (racing or whatever). However, I do also stay within speed limits (as traffic allows) and pay attention to other cars around me along with traffic lights, speed limits, using mirrors, etc, etc. So yeah, from gaming my reaction time may be a little better than someone who does not game, but at least I have enough common sense not to take what I do in a game into the public. If I did even half the stuff I do in a game into real life, I would certainly be dead by now. That's what the game is for. Stop trying to relate the two as if people don't have enough common sense to realize what is real life and what is just 'entertainment'. The same goes with any other game such as first person shooters (like it's going turn me into a sniper...lol), or fighting games (like I'm going to pick a fight with someone and try to rip their spine out aka Mortal Kombat). This can be related to any other form of entertainment such as TV shows (Beavis and Butthead with the 'fire comment'), movies (pick any favorite slasher flick), or music (take you pick on whatever... swearing, demonic worshiping, suicide, etc, etc, etc). Entertainment does not define the person, only the person themselves and society itself determines that. Funny how the news media wants to blame entertainment for society's problems instead of realizing that some people are going to be that way, regardless of the entertainment media or not. If you want a perfect example, Japan has comics/etc that have stuff that is obviously bad things in society, but yet they are very low in cases of that actually happening. So obviously the media is not to blame. Try to look at the root of individual people's problems instead of blaming everything else for what's wrong in society.
Just my 2 cents.