The Wanderer. The Itchy Foot. The Tailgater. The Multitasker. We’ve all experienced these types of drivers on the road. Here is my attempt at defining them all.
I have a confession to make: I have texted while driving. But 90 percent of the time, my cellphone sits on the passenger seat like a loyal lap dog and my hands are firmly planted on the wheel and my focus is on the road.
The research, released on May 10th, focused on fatal crashes among drivers in Washington state from 2012 to 2014.
The national survey reveals that nearly half (47 percent) of respondents have used their phone while driving on roads or residential streets, 40 percent have used their phones while cruising the highway and 86 percent have used their phone while at a stop light or in heavy traffic.
Good2Go Auto Insurance Company CEO Joe DeLago argues that automakers are actually encouraging distracted driving by creating dashboards with smartphone features and Wi-Fi capability.
For 2016, CARSTAR Flagstaff has partnered with Great Circle Media and Flagstaff Subaru to encourage teens to take the pledge to stop distracted driving.
State Farm surveyed consumers regarding their attitudes and behaviors when it comes to distracted driving, revealing surprising trends over time.
The campaign was created to help parents talk to their teen drivers about driving safely, with a set of five rules that address the most dangerous, and even deadly, teen driving behaviors.
The survey revealed that nearly all teens, more than 90 percent, say they understand texting while driving is distracting, yet 44 percent say they do it.
The study found that the simple notification distraction is comparable to the effects seen when users actively use their cellphones to send texts or make calls.
Study from AT&T shows that nearly four in 10 smartphone users tap into social media while driving, almost three in 10 surf the net and one in 10 video chat.
House Bill 1965 would make it illegal for a driver to use a mobile phone to “compose, send or read an electronic text message” while the vehicle is in motion.