Nearly 4 in 10 smartphone users tap into social media while driving, according to a new survey commissioned by AT&T.
The biggest draw was Facebook, and “addiction” was cited as a common reason.
ADVICE TO ALL: For the sake of you and those around you, PLEASE keep your eyes on the road, not on your phone.
Of the 10 percent of drivers who tweet while driving, about one-third said they do it “all the time.” (Great).
In 2012, more than 3,300 people were killed and 421,000 injured in auto accidents because of distracted driving. The information comes hot on the bumper of an annual Expedia report that named texting while driving as the number one cause of road rage.
The studies show that 7 in 10 people said they use their smartphones while driving.
Texting is still the most common smartphone driving activity, but that’s just the first in a long news-feed of dumb ideas:
- Text (61 percent)
- Email (33 percent)
- Surf the net (28 percent)
- Facebook (27 percent)
- Snap a selfie/photo (17 percent)
- Twitter (14 percent)
- Instagram (14 percent)
- Shoot a video (12 percent)
- Snapchat (11 percent)
- Video chat (10 percent)
Note: The national survey polled more than 2,000 who own a smartphone and drive at least once per day.
It is scary that for so many people, these forms of distracted driving have become a norm.
Accidents are inevitable. Amazing though, despite the fact that they think it okay, they then lie about it after they cause an accident.