35% of smartphone owners use them while driving
posted by Alan F. / Jan 14, 2013, 8:53 PM
Mobile Communicators. This group made up a leading 27% of those surveyed and it turns out that while 96% of them own a car, 24% of them drive while using their smartphone and 70% have the need to be reachable while traveling.
We urge you to consider AT&T's "It can wait" campaign that is trying to put a dent (ugh!) in the number of auto accidents that occur each year with injuries or fatalities due to someone texting while driving. That number is now 100,000. AT&T says no text is worth dying for and the nation's second largest carrier is spending millions to get the word out. We would hate to lose any of our loyal readers over something as unimportant as the average text message.
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-1 from me ba ba ba
posted on Jan 14, 2013, 9:21 PM 3
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I, too, will admit to using my smartphone while driving. I think some people didn't read the part of the article that said within that 35% number: 89% are using it for calling someone and 68% are using it for navigational purposes. I am guilty of both and I am sure there are certainly more PA readers out there that are guilty of the same.
posted on Jan 15, 2013, 2:12 AM 2
and those 35% people are a bunch of idiots. They don't even care if they get killed or kill someone themselves as they talk on their phone. most dumb people get killed or crash in accident mostly teens some of them are adults. don't know why the hell these idiots keep talking on their phone while driving
posted on Jan 14, 2013, 9:14 PM 1
Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011
I don't mind about the people who die from driving while on their phone it 's natural selection hopefully they die before they breed, it just really bothers me that they could kill others that weren't doing anything wrong I hope they rot in Hell for that.
posted on Jan 14, 2013, 9:24 PM 5
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I don't and use any extra seconds of glancing around to see if anyone is about to driver over me at because they are. Clowns can't drive in first place add in tech that can disrupt you completely and doom is nearby.
posted on Jan 14, 2013, 9:27 PM 0
Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011
i guess technically i use my phone while driving but it's always in the car dock and connected to my car through Bluetooth and i use it for things like Navigation and listening to Music through Spotify mostly. Google Now and the new Google Voice Search are great things to use in the car too. they make everything SO much more easier.
posted on Jan 15, 2013, 12:25 AM 0
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