Distracted Driving: One in Five Have Accessed Web Behind Wheel
Despite repeated warnings from experts about the dangers of using technology while driving, about 19 percent of drivers confess they have surfed the Web from behind the wheel anyway, according to a new survey.
This scary fact means that one in five drivers passed on the road could potentially be browsing the latest headlines or checking their email.
The new study by State Farm revealed that 35 percent of drivers have also sent or receive text messages while driving . Meanwhile, about 74 percent of drivers have talked on the phone while driving.
State Farm monitored licensed drivers in the Fall 2010 to gain a better idea of how people treat technology while on the road. It plans to release a more in-depth report about the issue of distracted driving later this year.