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New Study Shows Driver Distracted Nearly Two-thirds of Time Every Day

Results also show:

  • More
    than one-half of respondents have witnessed another driver texting with at least one adult passenger in the car.
  • Nearly 40 percent have witnessed a driver texting with at least one child in the car.
  • Between
    70 percent and 87 percent, depending on the situation, did nothing after witnessing another driver engage in a
    distracted driving behavior.

 

Divers a urged to make their mark during Distracted Driving Awareness Month by signing the Pledge Against Distracted Driving. The Pledge is
a commitment to refrain from cell phone usage or any other form of distracted driving and always stay focused on
the road. Drivers who wish to join the fight can do so by visiting FightDistractedDriving.com.

Methodology
This survey consisted of 3,300 consumers with valid driver’s licenses who operate a vehicle at least once per week living in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The survey included questions to identify awareness, sensitivity, behavior, and attitudes inclusive of distracted driving associated with mobile technology and those not commonly considered as detrimental to road safety. Behaviors such as tuning the car radio, conversing with other passengers, personal grooming, eating and drinking, and programming a GPS were also studied. The study had a 95 percent confidence interval and +/- 2 percent margin of error. The survey was conducted with Customer Care Measurement & Consulting (CCMC), a market research consultant firm located in Alexandria, VA

Patti Hermes

Patti Hermes, Parent to Parent, is living the dream with her high school sweetheart, raising their boys in the Midwest because it's a good starting point for epic road trips. While writing, reading and homeschooling take up most of her time, she still blogs at https://writesforchocolate.blogspot.com.
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