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AT&T survey: Increase in frightening behind-the-wheel actions

Wow, who needs to text and drive... when more drivers are now taking selfies?
By: Michael Hatamoto | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: May 20, 2015 3:40 pm

It's no secret to hear that many drivers behind the wheel are texting, but a recent survey from AT&T found a number of other dangerous behaviors. Overall, 7-in-10 people admit to using their smartphone while driving, with emailing and texting not surprisingly the most common activities - but some of the other activities are downright frightening.

 

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Almost 1-in-10 drivers on their phones are using video chat, with 3-in-10 browsing the Internet, and 4-in-10 using social media. More than 25 percent of survey respondents admit to using Facebook behind the wheel, with 1-in-7 saying they are using Twitter.

 

"When we launched It Can Wait five years ago, we pleaded with people to realize that no text is worth a life," said Lori Lee, global marketing officer at AT&T. "The same applies to other smartphone activities that people are doing while driving. For the sake of you and those around you, please keep your eyes on the road, not on your phone."

NEWS SOURCES:About.att.com, Media.ford.com

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