In New York and across the U.S., smartphones have become so ubiquitous that everyone is seemingly looking at it regardless of what they are doing. That includes when they are driving. Smartphone "addiction" might sound like an odd description, but studies are indicating that it is undoubtedly accurate. People cannot stop themselves from constantly checking their device. This is a common cause of distracted drivers, auto accidents, injuries and fatalities. A new study from Zendrive hammers home this dangerous reality.
According to the study, those who were found to be unable to stop using their device drove more frequently than others. These individuals drove 150 percent more often and traveled 760 percent more miles than an average driver in the U.S. The percentage of those who are addicted to their phones increased by 42 percent in the past year to eight percent from 4.6 percent. More worryingly, they are a constant on the road.