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)