States with the Most Distracted Drivers

The Bottom Line: 

 New report reveals the states where the most folks use their cell phones in their car

 The Full Story:

  • According to a recent survey, 67% of Americans feel “at risk”  because of drivers who use technology behind the wheel, while 25% of  Americans admit they put themselves or others at risk by their use of  tech on the roads
  • A new report finds that cellphone use behind  the wheel is most prevalent in the Southeastern region of the United  States, with Mississippi the state where drivers do it the most
  • By  city, folks in New Orleans are the guiltiest of mobile phone use behind  the wheel, using their phones an average of 2.78 times per drive

Thanks  to smartphones, distracted driving has become a huge problem in this  country. In fact, according to a recent survey, 67% of Americans feel  “at risk” because of drivers who use technology behind the wheel. What’s  more, 25% of Americans admit they put themselves or others at risk by  their use of tech on the roads.

And it  seems there are certain areas of the country where cellphone use behind  the wheel is particularly bad. A study conducted by Life360, the world's  leading family location app and driving safety service, finds that  cellphone use is most prevalent in the Southeastern region of the United  States, with Mississippi the state where drivers do it the most

Broken  down by city, folks in New Orleans are the guiltiest of mobile phone use  behind the wheel, using their phones an average of 2.78 times per  drive. Atlanta is also particularly bad (2.73 times per drive) as is  Miami (2.54 times per drive).

Top 10 States Where Cell Phone Use In the Car Is Most Frequent 

  1. Mississippi
  2. Louisiana
  3. Alabama
  4. Tennessee
  5. Kentucky
  6. Arkansas
  7. Georgia
  8. South Carolina
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Florida 

Source: Yahoo Finance

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