If your daily travels are anything like mine, then you probably see more people glued to their phones while driving than not. It’s only curious to wonder what they’re doing – texting, taking pictures, getting directions, asking Siri a question, actually having a phone conversation with someone else – the possibilities are near endless. If a recent survey has anything to say about it, though, there’s a good chance they might be browsing their Facebook while going down the road. In fact, a recent survey compiled in the UK shows that Facebook might just be responsible for a 50% increase since 2008 of drivers using their phones while behind the wheel.
The survey shows that young(er) folks between the ages of 17-29 are the biggest culprits, and big surprise here at least for me – men apparently do it more than women. If you’d like to read the full survey, please click here.
Unfortunately, These numbers don’t surprise me at all, and I know it’s common sense, but there’s nothing so important on a Facebook Newsfeed that should jeopardize your safety or anyone else’s on the road. It can wait until the car is parked – just like the texts, tweets, and any other notifications that go off while you’re driving. Your life is so much more important that whatever is going on with your smartphone.
[Image via Telegraph]
SOURCE: Yahoo Tech