Nearly half of commuters have “habit” of texting while driving, higher than teens
Mar 28, 2013 11:57 AM –
This is an ugly habit I’m struggling to kick myself, text while driving (email is my vice). I, we, should really stop it because we know it’s dangerous. According to an independent survey sponsored by AT&T’s It Can Wait campaign, it confirms that of 97% of teens and 98% commuters surveyed said they know sending a text or email while driving isn’t safe; yet nearly half of commuters still do it. AT&T is encourage us and businesses to stop the “habit” by taking a commitment not to do it and use drive mode autoresponder type apps if needed. Below are some interesting stats from the survey…
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Key Findings of the Survey:
- In 2010, six out of ten people said they never text while driving while in 2013 the number jumped to nearly half.
- 49%of commuters self-report texting while driving, compared to 43% of teens.
- 95% of survey responders said reading while driving is bad idea.
- 98% said sending a text or email while driving isn’t safe.
- More than 40% of those who admitted to text while driving called it a “habit”.
- The risks increases to 23 times likelihood of being in an accident if text while driving (Virgina Tech Transportation Institute Research)