35% of smartphone owners use them while driving

35% of smartphone owners use them while driving
A new survey done by McKinsey called "Mobility of the Future" reveals that 35% of smartphone owners drive while using their smartphone. Of that total, 39% use their phone for texting while driving. 89% of those using their phone while driving are making calls while 68% of those driving while engaged with their smartphone, are using a navigation app for directions.

While the report, which you can access below, was released at the Detroit Auto Show and has a lot of auto related information, it did reveal some interesting mobile related information. The survey showed that consumers can be divided into six groups including one called 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.

source: AllThingsD



1. wendygarett unregistered

I'm one of it :)

4. -SEUL8TR-

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

-1 from me ba ba ba

11. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

why? do you not use your phone while driving if you drive at all?

14. wendygarett unregistered

Haha good one lol

13. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2455; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

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.

3. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

5. JGuinan007

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.

10. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Could you be anymore resentful?

15. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Chandler ?

17. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Nice points

6. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

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.

7. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 2011

i used to with basic phones, but with no buttons to feel for, touch screens killed playing with my phone while driving

8. KingKurogiii

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.

9. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

File this under the "f**king duh" category

12. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

How hard it is for law enforcement agencies to book them, revoke their licenses permanently? And I thought civic sense was lacking only in India ...

16. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

stupid son of a bit$%^. Potential killers. that's all. They should be decapitated or send to prison for the rest of their lives.

18. naptown2

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

guilty ... and ppl who are giving thumbs down you know your guilty of that ish....too

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