Most Drivers in America Drive Distracted: Study

Most Drivers in America Drive Distracted: Study

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about seven out of 10 Americans drive while talking on their mobile phones.

The survey showed that 69 percent of drivers in America used their phones while driving in the previous 30 days while 31 percent of American drivers read or sent text messages or emails while driving.

An estimated 24 percent of the accidents last year involved phones according to the National Safety Council with 3.5-million drivers suffering serious injuries in accidents last year.

Distracted driving isn’t just in America however; the study also found that Portugal had 59 percent of its drivers admitting to talking on the phone while driving in the previous 30 days. The data was collected in 2011 through two different surveys.

[Source: Automotive News]

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