|Driving while distracted. Image credit: Paul Oka/Flickr|
Zendrive, a data analysis company, did a 3-month analysis of 3 million anonymous drivers across the United States. Their big finding: cellphones were used during 88 out of 100 trips. During an hour long trip, drivers spent an average of 3.5 minutes using their phones. This is important to note because distracted driving is extremely dangerous: studies say a driver taking his or her eyes off the road for two seconds increases his or her chances of collision by over 20 times. At high speeds, two seconds can really add up. Time spent on their phones increases the farther east a driver lives, with Vermont having the highest ratio of average daily trip time compared to the average amount of time drivers used their phones each day. Colorado was ranked as the 15th least distracted state.
For more information, read the blog from Zendrive.