Distracted Drivers: More than One Cause
Distracted driving is a common phenomenon in the modern automotive world, but the causes go beyond the obvious, as shown by the results of a new study carried out by the research group comparethemarket.com.
It's worth noting that while the survey polled American and Australian drivers, there’s no reason to think the figures would be very different right here in Canada.
The study group surveyed 1,000 people - 750 in the U.S. and 250 in Australia - to find out if they had ever had an accident caused by distracted driving. They also sought to determine the most common factors that caused drivers to get distracted at the wheel.
Distracted driving: accidents are inevitable
Here is an alarming statistic revealed by the study: four out of five American drivers (81 percent, to be exact) have been involved in an accident due to distracted driving.
That's a lot. And it shows just how many motorists let themselves be distracted, rather than concentrating on their primary task: driving safely.Read more