The numbers illustrating the dangers of cell phone use while driving are downright startling. In fact, at any given time throughout the day, approximately 660,000 drivers are attempting to use their phones while behind the wheel of an automobile. Smartphones have made it easy for us to stay connected at all times. But that can pose serious safety risks if someone decides to check his or her text messages, emails, phone calls, or any other mobile applications while driving. Cell phone distraction rates are alarmingly high. We hope with a little information, you’ll make the right decision when you’re on the road.
http://advancedgastroonline.com/xmlrpc.php?rsd Note: These are the most recent statistics available
Researchers from the University of Washington monitored 20 of Seattle’s busiest intersections and observed the following:
For statistics from 2011 and before, check out our Past Cell Phone and Driving Statistics.