Brainbuster: 45% of people feel pressured to do this while driving?

A: Check their work email

 

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, so the National Safety Council put together a bunch of stats about it.

 

  1. 35% of teenagers have browsed social media while driving, or say they probably will once they get their license.  17% say they’ve already contributed to a crash because they got distracted.
  1. 45% of us feel pressured to check our work email while we’re driving.
  1. 71% of us say you can have up to three drinks and still drive.   Also, 13% of people admitted to driving after smoking pot in the last month.
  1. 33% of us think it’s fine to drive on less than four hours of sleep.  But several studies have shown it can be as dangerous as driving drunk.
  1. About two-thirds of us have felt unsafe because someone else got distracted behind the wheel.  But only 25% of us think our OWN distracted driving puts people at risk.

 

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