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New Distracted Driving Study Will Blow Your Mind

April 18, 2017

It's distracted driving awareness month. Every April the National Safety Council works to educate people on putting down the phone and other distractions while driving a car. 

It's estimated that nearly 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2016. 47% of drivers say that they are comfortable texting and driving or using all the fancy in-car technology. And now a new study has come out, and it's scary just how many people are texting while driving. 

What percentage of people do you think are using their smartphone when they go on a road trip? The answer is they use their phones on 88% of the 570 million car trips taken between December and February! Holy Moly! 

Here's another shocking stat from the study, during an hour long drive the average driver uses their phone for 3.5 minutes. 

I think it's safe to say that more and more states are going to put a ban on using handheld devices while driving. 

 

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