Facts & Opinions About Distracted DrivingFacts & Opinions About Distracted Driving https://learningcenter.statefarm.com/auto/safety/facts-and-opinions-about-distracted-driving/ bb3 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.
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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