Staten Islanders and people throughout New York City understand that distracted drivers are a growing danger on the landscape. It is becoming more and more prevalent that car accidents are being caused by texting and driving and other distracting behaviors. For those who have been in car accidents and believe or know it was because of distracted driving, this information can be important to a legal filing.
A survey conducted by Travelers Insurance shows that an estimated four out of 10 drivers say that they use their phone when behind the wheel and it is often due to work pressures and the need for availability. Younger people are the group with the highest rate of using their phones while driving. In the study, 43 percent of the participants were using their phone for work matters. Of that number, 38 percent were talking on the phone, 17 percent were texting, and 10 percent were using email. As for the ages, more than half - 54 percent - were between the ages of 18 and 44. More than 25 percent of drivers said that when their employer contacted them, they knew that the recipient of the call was driving.