How Many People Still Drive While Chatting On A Phone?
from the not-as-many-as-you-might-think dept
There are plenty of stories about driving while talking on a mobile phone and it how it impacts your driving ability, and there are just as many laws making it illegal without a handsfree kit (though, some studies suggest that the distraction is the same even with such a kit). However, most people claim that they still see tons of people on the roads talking away on their phones. A new study, however, suggests that not that many people really are yakking while driving. The study found just 1.5% of drivers were using phones. There are obvious questions that can be raised about this study. It was all observational, and the observers may not be perfect at spotting yakkers. At the same time the study was just in one place, so might not be representative (also may depend on when the spotting was done). Still, it makes you wonder if people really are putting down their phones and driving.