The California Office of Traffic Safety recently released the results of a survey. According to the results of the survey, the three biggest safety problems on our roadways are (1) Talking on the cell phone, (2) Texting on the cell phone, and (3) Speeding and aggressive driving. The survey results show that talking on the cell phone and texting on the cell phone are by far the most serious distractions on the road. The more distractions a driver creates for themselves, the greater the chance of an accident.
To view the full results of the study, click here.
According to a Mercury News article (here), there has been 475,000 tickets issued regarding cell phone use since the law’s inception in 2008. The article also adds that law enforcement is getting better at spotting people talking on the phone and they will be more vigilant in issuing tickets.
While getting a ticket might be an expensive deterrent, we should be mindful that limiting or eliminating cell phone use while driving will make a safer environment for ourselves and those we share the road with. It’ll save money and prevent accidents!