...other passengers in their vehicle when driving. Of those, 40% say children distract them the most, followed by a spouse or significant other.
The greatest distraction for drivers in the three older age groups (45-54, 55-64 and 65+) was their spouses or significant others complaining about their driving skills. In the three younger age groups (18-24, 25-34 and 35-44), their greatest distraction was noisy children.
The older the age group, the less distracted drivers are by things inside their vehicle. Drivers 65+, for example, are distracted seven times more by what they see outside than they are by cell phones.
Men and women responded similarly to all distractions except trying to eat and drink and using their phone's GPS. Nearly twice as many men (23%) are most distracted by trying to eat or drink compared to women (13%), while twice as many women are distracted by their GPS (nearly 7%) compared to men (nearly 4%).
Source: Erie Insurance