If you use your cell phone while driving, there’s no question that you are more dangerous on the road than a driver who doesn’t. Turns out that your disregard for your own safety and the safety of others on the road is just part of a pattern.
A new study conducted by AAA found that people who use their cell phone while driving are more likely to engage in other dangerous behavior behind the wheel. For example 65% of them admitted to speeding (as opposed to 31% of those who don’t use a cell phone while driving), 44% of them admitted to driving while drowsy (as opposed to 14%) and 29% drove without a seatbelt (as opposed to 16%). And, of course, 53% reported texting while driving (as opposed to 3%).
You can read more of the study om AAA’s 2012 Traffic Safety Culture Index.