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Wednesday, 27 January 2021 18:39

Distracted Driving Trend Persists Despite Passenger Complaints

Written by Steve Hallo, PropertyCasualty360
While most will speak up to family, friends or colleagues driving dangerously, more than 60% of people don’t address distracted and dangerous driving issues when in a taxi or rideshare.  While most will speak up to family, friends or colleagues driving dangerously, more than 60% of people don’t address distracted and dangerous driving issues when in a taxi or rideshare.  guteksk7/Shutterstock.com

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...more dangerous than drinking and driving, while millennials found the adverse to be true.

 

When it comes to incidents of drinking and driving, more than one in four survey respondents had ridden with someone who consumed alcohol while driving, according to LeithCars.com. Yet, slightly less than 13% felt compelled to address the obvious danger. This comes on the heels of recent news that nearly half of U.S. motorists admit to drinking and driving.

 

The survey also found an alarming number of rideshare drivers are also partaking in distracted driving, with nearly 85% of those surveyed saying they had experienced dangerous or distracted driving in a taxi or ridesharing vehicle. Speeding, weaving through traffic and being too chatty were the most cited experiences.

 

While most will speak up to family, friends or colleagues driving dangerously, more than 60% of people don't address these issues when in a taxi or rideshare.

 

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