There are many types of distracted driving behaviors–adjusting controls, eating, drinking, personal hygiene, reaching for something in the back seat. But according to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, the use of electronic devices, including cellphones, is the most prevalent.
The study used video recordings taken inside the cars of 50 families. Data recording was triggered by certain events, such as sudden braking or an abrupt turn. More than 7,500 clips were collected and the results were pretty clear: talking on the phone or texting while driving was the most common behavior.
The study also found that the use of electronic devices while driving was more common among teenage drivers. Especially teenage girls, who are twice as likely as boys to use cellphones while driving.
Our Treasure Coast auto accident attorneys urge all Florida drivers to stay focused while driving.
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