Monday, April 17, 2017

Turns Out, A Horrifying Number of People Use Their Phones While Driving

Judging by the number of people you see on the road each day blabbering on their phones, I don't doubt these stats one bit.

Now, a new study indicates that damn near everybody uses their phone while behind the wheel, damn near all the time. Using sensor data from more than 3 million drivers and 5.6 billion miles of trips, driving analytics company Zendrive found drivers are using their phones on 88 percent of their journeys. The average driver spends 3.5 minutes on the phone per one hour trip, a stat that sounds worse when you realize just a two-second distraction increases your risk of crashing by 20 percent.