Seven Common Misperceptions About Distracted Driving According to Travelers Risk Index
Dow 30 component, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) is an insurance provider of property casualty insurance for home, auto, and business.
The Travelers Companies, Inc. recently released the results of the 2018 Travelers Risk Index. The Index focuses on distracted driving and the how drivers perceive the risks. While 85% of drivers stated that is was extremely risky to use smartphones and tablets while driving, almost a quarter of those respondents said they do it.
The findings of the Travelers Risk Index was compared to data found on TrueMotion‘s smartphone telematics app, and found the about 40% of drivers are distracted for 15 minutes of every hour driven.
Other findings from the Travelers Risk Index include:
- 1 in 10 respondents say they are frequently distracted by technology while driving
- 61% of responders say they respond to texts, emails, and call while driving because there might be an emergency
- 23% said they respond because they feel they might miss something important
- 25% mulitask while driving because they believe they can do so in a safe manner
- Only 12% use safety features such as “auto-reply” even though the feature are available on many phones
“These survey results are very telling. There’s clearly a disconnect between drivers’ perception of what is safe and the reality of what is happening on our roads. Lives are being lost to distracted driving–related collisions, and we created the Every Second Matters initiative to help change perceptions about this problem so people start taking it seriously.” -Joan Woodward, Executive Vice President, Public Policy, and President of the Travelers Institute
Tips on how to be safe behind the wheel and more information on distracted driving is available on the Travelers Prepare & Prevent website.
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