Phones seem to be glued to the hands of people young and old. Though awareness of the dangers of texting and driving has increased, there are still many fatal crashes due to distracted driving. Interested in the staggering statistics?
Texting and Driving – By Generation
- 17% of 25-34 years old report occasionally sending text messages while driving
- 47% of drivers 21-34 years old read text messages or emails while driving
Texting and Driving – By Gender
Female driving habits
- 79% of females are likely to intervene when the driver is sending text messages while driving
- 9% of female drivers read text messages or emails while driving
Male driving habits
- 9% of male drivers send text messages or emails while driving
- 73% of male drivers never read text messages or emails while driving
The Danger, Oh My
A 2018 study published by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reported:
- Texting triples your chances of being involved in a crash where the vehicle actually departs the road (drives off the roadway, crashes into a tree, hits a sign)
- Texting increases your odds of rear-ending another vehicles by 7 times
Distracted driving is a dangerous game to play. The statistics surrounding the consequence of texting and driving is staggering. Ensure you have high auto insurance coverage in the case of an accident and share with a friend who tends to check “important emails” or is constantly sending emojis on the road.