Facts & Opinions About Distracted Driving

Jan 6, 2010

By Staff writer State Farm™ Employee

Look around yourself in traffic chances are excellent that people are talking on cell phones or using them to text or browse the Web. And with state laws changing rapidly, it's a good time to examine distracted driving habits. So State Farm decided to ask 1,000 consumers about their attitudes toward cell phone use while driving.

  • 65% of drivers talk on a handheld cell phone.
  • 24% of drivers read text messages.
  • 12% respond to text messages frequently or sometimes.
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Learn more about distracted driving and cell phone driving and texting laws in your state.

Cell Phone Attitudes

Overall, drivers agree with a prohibition on text messaging and email while driving.

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Learn more about distracted driving and cell phone driving and texting laws in your state.

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Learn more about distracted driving and cell phone driving and texting laws in your state.

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Learn more about distracted driving and cell phone driving and texting laws in your state.

For more information about teen driver safety and tools for new drivers, visit http://teendriving.statefarm.com


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