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Study finds cellphone use while driving is prevalent

On Behalf of | May 10, 2018 | Firm News, motor vehicle accidents

Many people in Cincinnati probably scoff when they see drivers on their cellphones, thinking of how dangerous this activity is. However, a recent report suggests that this type of distracted driving is probably far more prevalent than most people would care to admit.

According to a recent report, a study conducted by Zendrive, an analytics company, led to the conclusion that almost nine out of every 10 people use a cellphone during any given car trip. The study was conducted over a three-month period and involved data from 3 million drivers. Of all the car trips tracked during this three-month period, the study concluded that a whopping 88 percent of drivers used their cellphone at least once.

If that statistic seems staggering, it is also probably easy to picture it being accurate. After all, how many times do we sit behind drivers at red lights that turn green who just sit there, starring at their cellphone when they should be driving? Or, how about when we see people swerve in their lanes, or see an individual in their own rearview mirror staring down at their laps – obviously looking at a cellphone instead of the road?

Distracted driving is becoming an even greater concern than drunk driving, it seems. Many people just think “that’s not me, I can do it when others can’t.” Well, that isn’t true. Distracted driving leads to thousands of motor vehicle accidents every year, and that number is likely to go up if people don’t start getting their minds where they are supposed to be when they are behind the wheel.

Source: theday.com, “Report on distracted driving suggest nearly nine out of 10 people use a phone during a trip,” May 5, 2018