distracted driving

Canadians Say Distracted Driving a Problem, But Not Their Problem

AURORA, ON -- Four-wheelers you see on roadways believe driving distracted is a problem but the funny thing is many believe someone else is responsible for it.A new survey of 1,300 Canadian motorists, released Thursday by State Farm insurance, found 93% of respondents feel that other motorists drive while they are distracted. However, far fewer, 56%, believe that they themselves drive while distracted, a striking difference from how drivers view their own abilities behind the wheel compared to those with whom they share the road. The same survey also found 30% of respondents indicated the most dangerous thing a person can do on the road is to drive distracted, yet about one third acknowledged that they check their cell phone or handheld device once or more while driving and 35% admit to driving while distracted.