Survey Shows 21% of Drivers ‘Surf the Web’ Behind the Wheel
We were under the impression that everyone in the world were naturally just awful drivers. Nope. They’re just too busy doing everything BUT driving.
State Farm Insurance Company conducted its annual distracted-driving survey and collected data from 1,000 drivers over the age of 18. All of the drivers owned a cell phone and drove anywhere from 1 to 80 hours in a week. The results of the study are, frankly, horrifying.
According to State Farm, “the percentage of drivers who access the web on their cell phones has jumped from 13% in 2009 to 21% in 2012.” Also, more than half of the turdheads surfing and driving are “updating their statuses on social networks.” The worst offenders — surprise, surprise — fall between the ages of 18 and 29 years old.
Checking news feeds is on the rise as well, up from 9% to 15% of those surveyed this year. Here is some news — you’re going to get someone killed if you don’t watch the road.
“Oh look, Charlie updated his Facebook page. What does ‘I just drove into a guardrail’ mean?”