Monthly Archives: December 2015

DISTRACTED DRIVING TRENDS: USE OF HAND-HELD CELLPHONES FOR TALKING DECREASING, INCREASING FOR INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA

Seventh annual State Farm® Distracted Driving Survey reveals trends in cellphone habits.

PR Newswire, Bloomington, Ill., December 8, 2015
According to the annual survey conducted by State Farm, drivers continue to be in favor of laws restricting cellphone use while driving, yet they are still using them.

For seven years State Farm has surveyed consumers regarding their attitudes and behaviors when it comes to distracted driving, revealing trends over time. A number of interesting trends have been revealed:

Talking on a hand-held cellphone while driving has decreased:

2009 – 65 percent
2015 – 51 percent

Texting while driving has stayed nearly the same:

2009 – 31 percent
2015 – 36 percent

Accessing the Internet while driving has more than doubled:

2009 –
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