Distracted driving is no longer just about cellphones — and the research proves it.
A new study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reveals that those who consistently rely on driver-assisted technology, like adaptive cruise control, are nearly twice as likely to drive distracted. The reason behind this trend? Drivers becoming more complacent, letting their guard down.
These findings are just another piece in an alarming body of research proving that there are many dangers for distracted driving, and that motorists must be more vigilant than ever in safeguarding themselves and others.
Unfortunately, it’s a lesson thousands have learned the hard way, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 3,166 people were killed in tragic distracted-driving accidents in 2017. Keep your family safe and your monthly car insurance rates low by learning more about the deadliest driver distractions and taking action to prevent them. Read More