More on Adult Distracted Driving

Here, you’ll statistics from that talk about distracted driving in adults. Oftentimes, we talk about teen drivers and their distractions. However, adults also have issues with this.

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  • Travelers Insurance Company poll, Sept. 2017 – Of those who drive to or for work, 43% will answer or make work-related communications while driving, including texting, emailing and calling. The reasons those drivers gave for doing so were 38% felt they needed to always be available, 37% feared missing out on something important at work and 17% did not want to upset the boss. By age groups, 18-34 and 35-44-year-olds were tied at 54% for the largest percentage of drivers engaged in work-related communications while driving.
  • “Many parents multi-task while driving kids”, University of Michigan, 2014 published in American Journal of Pediatrics – Almost 90 percent of drivers reported engaging in at least one technology-based distraction while driving their child in the prior month, and most drivers reported engaging in 4 of the 10 distractions asked about in the study.
  • “Exclusive Survey from American Baby and Safe Kids Worldwide: Moms Make the Same Risky Driving Choices as Teens“, 2013 – 78% admit to talking on the phone while driving with their baby; 64% of moms have turned around to tend to their child’s needs while driving; 26% text or check email

Head over to our next blog post for more statistics that talk about distracted adult drivers.

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