It’s a terrible habit that nearly all of us can admit to committing: using our phone while driving.
We know it’s dangerous, and yet we continue to not dedicate 100% of our attention to this 5,000 pound hunk of metal we’re driving 70mph down the highway.
A new survey courtesy of Study Finds, found that the most common causes of distracted driving were talking with a passenger or messing with the radio, followed by daydreaming, and eating or drinking.
The distractions that held the highest risk of causing a car accident included texting, adjusting the GPS, daydreaming, and making calls while holding a phone.
The survey found that over 17% of drivers injured in a crash were distracted behind the wheel at the time of the incident, and that 12% were hurt in the car accident.
Additionally, 31% have been distracted in previous crashes, and 48% said distracted driving led to a “close call.”
Furthermore, the study found the type of driver more likely to get distracted behind the wheel is male, of an older age, and has a higher income.
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