According to one survey by the Pew Research Center, Beyond driving, some cell-toting pedestrians get so distracted while talking or texting that they have physically bumped into another person or an object.
Other key findings include:
- Nearly half of all texting adults say they have
- Looking at the general population, this means that roughly a quarter of all American adults say they have sent or read text messages while driving.
- Three in four cell-owning adults say they have
- Among all adults, that translates into roughly two thirds who have talked on a cell phone while driving.
- Half of all adults say they have been in a car
- Nearly half of all adults say they have been in a car
- Beyond driving, one in six cell-owning adults say they have
Madden, M., & Rainie, L. (2010). Adults and cell phone distractions. Washington, D.C.: Pew Research Center.