21 Apr '17, 2pm

Drivers look at their phones on 88 percent of trips

Drivers look at their phones on 88 percent of trips

Zendrive makes technology that monitors how people are driving, so they took the data from 3 million drivers taking 570 million trips over 5.6 billion miles. They found that drivers used their phones for an average of three and a half minutes in 88 out of a hundred trips. From their study: Everyday, that’s the equivalent of people behind the wheel talking or texting on 5.6-million car rides from our sample alone. When extrapolated for the entire U.S. driving population, the number goes up to roughly 600-million distracted trips a day….This finding is frightening, especially when you consider that a 2-second distraction is long enough to increase your likelihood of crashing by over 20-times. In other words, that’s equivalent to 105 opportunities an hour that you could nearly kill yourself and/or others. Given that “Zendrive technology detects vehicle trips and safety relate...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/cars/drivers-look-their-phones...

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