TSC Index survey found that 83% of drivers felt that drivers using cell phones was a serious problem But 46% of those same drivers later admitted to using a cell phone while driving!
People think hands-free is safer (It isn’t)
2 out of every 3 drivers* think that using a hands-free cell phone while driving is safer than using a hand-held phone...
…BUT virtually all studies have found that using hands-free phones while driving is no safer than using a hand-held cell phone.
*Based on data collected in the CARAVAN survey
“Too many Americans are driving around with a false sense of security that hands-free devices are somehow safer, which could be a deadly mistake.”-J. Peter Kissinger, AAA Foundation President & CEO
To view the full “Cell Phones and Driving: Research Update” report or find other information about traffic safety culture, go to www.AAAFoundation.org.
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is a 501(c)(3) public charity located in Washington, DC that is dedicated to saving lives and reducing injuries. It is supported by donations from AAA/CAA Clubs, AAA/CAA members, and other organizations associated with AAA/CAA.
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