Almost all of us believe we are safe drivers, but 75% are guilty of DWD — driving while distracted. According to a study from Nationwide Insurance, such distractions include talking on a cell phone, typing or reading a text message, daydreaming, adjusting music, eating and drinking. Almost 80% say they have been in a vehicle with a distracted driver behind the wheel, and more than 40% have been hit or almost hit by another driver who was talking on a cell phone while driving. The survey found that DWD can be squarely blamed on technology and our societal mindset to be available at all times. 48% considered cell phones to be the most dangerous distraction. Â
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