Survey Reveals Distracted Driving Is Still a Major (And Rapidly Growing) Problem
If you’re reading this while behind the wheel, either get off the road immediately or put your device down.
While we are all aware of the dangers of distracted driving, a new survey has found that we’re not doing much to combat it. A total of 24% of drivers admit to checking the Internet on their phone while driving – a stark increase from the 13% in 2009.
Despite the growing number of people using phones while on the roads, popular opinion dictates we want a crackdown on it. Seventy-four percent say they support laws banning texting or emailing while driving.
Only about 50% think those laws are effectively enforced, though. To that end, 44% say they are very much behind the idea of technology that would preclude them from texting or emailing on their phones while driving.