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STUDY: Distracted driving “100 times worse” than previously-thought

Despite the fact that traffic fatalities are on the rise, some alarming insight was dished out yesterday in a report released by Zendrive, a San Francisco-based transportation analysis company.

Here are a couple of standout findings from their report:

  • 60-percent of drivers use their phones at least once during the day.
  • Distracted driving increased in every state, except Vermont (California was 16th-worst)

So, basically 3 out of every 5 drivers uses their phone while driving daily, and it's getting worse every year. No bueno!

The folks behind the report also released some helpful tips:

Those all seem like pretty reasonable suggestions. Stay safe out there!