Distracted Driving is on the Rise an AT&T Study Reveals
A survey conducted by AT&T reveals that drivers are now doing much more than texting when they are driving.
At Inkelaar Law, we have witnessed firsthand how distracted driving accidents can upend the lives of unsuspecting motorists.
No one gets into an automobile and thinks that a negligent and distracted driver will harm them and their loved ones: completely changing their lives in mere seconds.
Studies that evaluate the way in which drivers use their smartphones and other devices are vital to decreasing the number of auto accidents in Nebraska.
When this happens, contact your experienced Omaha, Nebraska auto accident law firm. We have practiced for many decades, and our goal is to get justice for individuals who have run out of options.
For Millennials, being tethered to their smartphones is a way of life; they cannot seem to ignore their phones even while driving vehicles that have the ability to injure them and others seriously and fatally.
Details of the Study
The study was a part of the AT&T It Can Wait® campaign that sought to reduce texting and driving behavior among smartphone users.
The survey found that:
- 40 percent of smartphone users check their social media profiles while on the road;
- 30 percent of drivers actively surf the Internet
- 10 percent of drivers use video chat features while driving
These new distracted driving trends are in addition to all of the drivers who talk on their phones, check voicemails and who text while driving.
Among the social media platforms used by drivers, Facebook ranks first. More than 25 percent of the individuals who use social media while driving actively check and post to their Facebook page.
The telecommunications giant launched the It Can Wait initiative in 2010 in order to increase awareness among smartphone users while driving.
In the last five years, more than 6.5 million individuals have pledged to never text and drive. Additionally, the campaign has worked closely with several state departments to reduce distracted driving behaviors among different age groups.
At Inkelaar Law, we understand the trauma of a sudden and unexpected accident that causes severe injuries. We are ready to help you today.