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Caution Reminder: Distracted Driving

Caution Reminder: Distracted Driving

According to the National Safety Council, in 2017 more than 40,000 people were killed on America’s roadways, with distracted driving as a major contributor.

Some key findings from 2018 online survey include:

  • 19 percent of American drivers can’t drive more than 30 minutes without checking their phone;
  • 39 percent of American drivers admit to texting while driving;
  • 10 percent of male drivers admit to shopping online while driving;
  • 1 in 7 drivers who are parents of children under the age of 18 admit to taking a selfie while driving.

The survey was conducted online within the United States by The Harris Poll on behalf of Root Insurance on March 15-19, 2018.

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