Smartphones get smarter, and drivers dumber...

Phones are getting smarter, drivers seemingly less so. 7-in-10 people engage in smartphone activities while driving. Texting and emailing are still the most prevalent. But other smartphone activity use behind the wheel is now common.

A survey released reacently shows that many motorists have expanded their behind-the-wheel activities beyond texting to include using Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter, taking selfies and even shooting videos.

Smartphone activities people say they do while driving include:

  • 62% keep their smartphones within easy reach while driving
  • 30% of people who post to Twitter while driving do it “all the time"
  • 22% who access social networks while driving cite addiction as a reason
  • Of those who shoot videos behind the wheel, 27% think they can do it safely while driving