Despite laws and awareness distracted driving has hit an all-time high once again:
Bottom Line: New research from Zendrive revealed a stunning amount of distracted driving that's taking place. According to their findings...
- 88% of the time we drive - we'll look at our mobile device at least once
88! That's a new record high. So despite all of the added awareness, laws, etc. almost everyone does it almost every time. The study also found that we spend an average of 3.5 minutes for every hour driving engaged with a mobile device. That's clearly alarming. It's time for all of us to take honest account of our own usage of mobile devices while driving. For example, while I only use hands free options while actually moving - I had often physically used my phone when stopped at lights or in traffic. Recently we've learned that our brain stays distracted for 15-30 seconds after we've engaged our mobile devices. That's a behavior many of us are likely guilty of that plays into distracted driving. It's a change I'm currently working on myself (old habits die hard).