Survey on USA teens - driving distractions

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Survey on USA teens - driving distractions

Postby akirk » Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:35 pm

National teen driver safety week - a survey of distractions while driving...
http://www.multivu.com/players/English/ ... ing-teens/
full report here:
http://www.multivu.com/players/English/ ... 1ddbbf.pdf
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probably not many surprises...

distractions:
- Talking with a passenger (94 percent)
- Listening to navigation system/GPS (79 percent)
- Searching for music (73 percent)
- Accessing the internet on their phone (36 percent)
- Reading social media (29 percent)
- Taking pictures with their phones (27 percent)

what might stop them:
- concern about crashing was the number one answer (51 percent)
- followed closely by getting caught by police (50 percent)
- Arriving safely at my destination (33 percent)
- Knowing someone who has caused a crash while texting (23 percent)
- Stories about crashes caused by texting (17 percent)
- Getting caught by parents (13 percent)
- Friends encourage safe driving (10 percent )
- Parent/teen safe driving contracts (6 percent)

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Re: Survey on USA teens - driving distractions

Postby sussex2 » Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:52 pm

'The mission of State Farm is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams'.

Nothing about making money then ;)

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Re: Survey on USA teens - driving distractions

Postby Astraist » Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:20 pm

What does surprise me is the lack of eating or drinking while driving being citated at a distraction that teenage drivers take part in while driving. I'ts very common.

I assume that, since the US authorities are very focused on the subject of cellphone use and particularly texting (which properly plagues most countries in the union), other distractions are not looked for as well as they could, including eating and drinking while driving, as well as using a hands-free cellphone.

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Re: Survey on USA teens - driving distractions

Postby TheInsanity1234 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:54 am

I do often eat biscuits while driving...

I know it's a bad habit, but I still do it when I'm running a tad late, and haven't had breakfast lol.

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Re: Survey on USA teens - driving distractions

Postby StressedDave » Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:36 pm

Biscuits are easy - you try opening a bag of Percy Pigs when you're behind the wheel.
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Re: Survey on USA teens - driving distractions

Postby Adamxck » Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:54 pm

I saw somebody eating a bowl of porridge while driving in central London once. He rested it on his lap between red lights.
You therefore have no excuse to eat biscuits for breakfast.
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Re: Survey on USA teens - driving distractions

Postby TheInsanity1234 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:43 pm

Adamxck wrote:I saw somebody eating a bowl of porridge while driving in central London once. He rested it on his lap between red lights.
You therefore have no excuse to eat biscuits for breakfast.

They're those breakfast biscuits.


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