35% of drivers reported that they feel less safe than they did five years ago
Of those who felt less safe, 31% cited distracted driving as the reason
87% of respondents rated texting or emailing as a very serious threat, second only to drinking while driving (90%)
58% also rated talking on a cell phone as a serious threat
67% of drivers admitted to talking on a cell phone while driving in the past month
28% who admitted to this said they did so fairly often or regularly
95% of drivers saying texting while driving was completely or somewhat unacceptable
18% of those same drivers reported having text messaged while driving in the past month
Driver Behavior (cont)
71% rated talking on a handheld cell phone while driving as unacceptable
30% of those drivers admitted to doing this and another 27% admitted to using a hands-free phone, which studies have shown are no safer
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