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Alarming Statistics Related to Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a topic that we hear about all too often. Distractions, such as texting or talking on the phone, can lead to serious crashes and fatalities. Because of the dangers of distracted driving, many distractions have been made illegal, such as texting and driving. In case you aren’t aware of how big of a danger distracted driving really is, here are some very alarming statistics:
  • More than one-third of drivers say that they’ve been involved in an accident due to distracted driving.
  • Over 60 percent of drivers say that texting and driving is similar to drinking and driving.
  • Drivers admit to the fact that their driving and focus are not excellent when talking or texting.
  • Over one-third of drivers admit to texting and driving sometimes.
  • 50 percent of drivers say they will sometimes talk and drive.
  • Texting is the primary contributor to distracted driving.
  • Over 40 percent of drivers say that they have little to no knowledge of their state’s graduated licensing.
Because of the dangers of distracted driving, it is important to stay alert when on the road. For more on how distracted driving can hurt you, others and your auto insurance premium or to get a quote, contact Access First Insurance today in Eagle, Idaho.