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Interesting Distracted Driving Survey

Drivers Know Cellphone Use Dangerous, but Drive and Phone Anyway

A survey released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that while most drivers understood the dangers of using electronic devices while behind the wheel, a large percentage used them anyway.

According to the survey, released as part of the NHTSA's recognition of April as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, approximately 660,000 drivers used cellphones or manipulated electronic devices while driving during daylight hours, numbers that have held steady since 2010.

While fiddling with a stereo or iPod is dangerous and distracting while driving, according to the NHTSA, texting and hand-held cellphone use were considered more dangerous and have garnered more attention from recent surveys and studies.

The NHTSA survey also found that 74 percent of drivers support a ban on hand-held cellphone use, while 94 percent believe texting while driving should be outlawed. On average, these drivers believed the fines for these offenses should be at least $200, according to the report.

Read it all here.

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04/09/2013 8:01AM
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04/23/2013 9:06AM
Watched in horror this morning as the Black KIA Borrego LX driver texted for over 10 miles. Weaving into the bicycle lane and over the center line repeatedly. Almost rear ended a car making a left into the Family Church on SW 122nd St. If that wasn't enough she kept texting, proceeding onto Newberry Road making a left onto NW 98th St. (almost running the red light) Going through the school zone on 98th st & 23rd Ave accelerating, going over the school zone speed limit. Still texting on NW 39th Ave, finally got around her gave her the "hangup" motion (not the Hawaiian peace symbol) She looks at me like I'm the stupid one. Shame on you Black Kia driver tag # AGN T48 Hang up and drive!!!
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