MADD move over; cellphone deaths require attention
May 20, 2015
While driving, 4 out of 10 smartphone users tap into social media, about 3-in-10 surf the net and 1-in-10 video chat, according to new research from major mobile service provider AT&T. This survey of more than 2,000 drivers reveals that 7-in-10 people engage in smartphone activities while driving.

AT&T says they are sharing their new findings to help drive awareness of the dangers of smartphone use behind the wheel and encourage life-saving behavior. While AT&T's "It can Wait" campaign previously focused on curbing texting while driving, their new statistics changed their focus to including all distracting smartphone behavior.

Based on the survey, AT&T concluded that the following (with percentages) are activities that people have said they have done while driving:

The National Safety Council apparently is aware that the involvement of cellphone use is not included in crash reports. They say that driver admission is the most valid way to confirm a cellphone was involved in an accident but even if the admission is made, only about 50 percent of the time is the information included in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) database.

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