How Often People Text While Driving – Categorized

According to the National Safety Council, an estimated 40,000 people lost their lives to car crashes in 2018.

The Risk Institute at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business conducted an online survey to better understand different situations in which drivers are distracted by cell phones.

Respondents were asked “How likely are you use to your phone while driving…” on a scale of 0-100%.


In parking lots:
Overall: 43.5%
Men: 40.8%
Women: 46.1%

 


During the daytime:
Overall: 28.4%
Men: 27.6%
Women: 29.1%

 


On empty streets:
Overall: 26.7%
Men: 26.5%
Women: 27%

 



While bored:
Overall: 22.1%
Men: 24.5%
Women: 19.7%

 


In traffic:
Overall: 19.7%
Men: 21.7%
Women: 17.8%

 


On residential streets:
Overall: 19.3%
Men: 20.1%
Women: 18.5%

 


At night:
Overall: 18.4%
Men: 20.7%
Women: 16.1%

 


On the highway:
Overall: 13.1%
Men: 15.5%
Women: 10.7%

 


In rain:
Overall: 12.2%
Men: 14.2%
Women: 10.3%

 


In snow:
Overall: 7.5%
Men: 9.4%
Women: 5.7%

 


References:

https://www.propertycasualty360.com/2019/03/04/10-situations-involving-cellphones-which-distract-drivers/?kw=10%20ways%20that%20cellphones%20dangerously%20distract%20drivers&utm_source=email&utm_medium=enl&utm_campaign=dailynews&utm_content=20190304&utm_term=pc360

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