Survey reveals strange places and times when Americans like to use their smartphones
Much less shocking, is that 12% of those surveyed used their phone in the shower. As more and more handsets come to market with IP certification, they can be used in the shower or bathtub without succumbing to water damage. 19% use their smartphone in church or a place of worship. Most likely, this group includes video game players more interested in racking up points instead of listening to a sermon.
A whopping 32% report using their smartphone during a function, party or event taking place at their kid's school. We get it. Some of these take place during the work day and you might need to stay in touch with your office. Just don't let your kids see you on the phone or else it might lead to longer-term psychological scarring.
One-third of those asked, use their phone on a date. If you're simply snapping pictures, that's cool. If you're checking to see which team LeBron landed with while on a date, that is slightly less cool, but still understandable. If you're calling your best friend Paulie to ask him to pick you up while your date is right in front of you, that is not cool at all.
Despite all of the witty filmed clips and signs asking you not to use your phone in a movie theater, 35% of those surveyed use their phone there, anyway. If you want to watch a movie and use your phone, turn the lights off in your bedroom and watch Netflix.
55% reported that they use their smartphone while driving. Many carriers, especially AT&T, have stepped up here. Call AT&T for any reason, and even if your call is non-smartphone related, before you are disconnected, you are warned not to text and drive. But even those making or taking a call while behind the wheel, are not concentrating on the task at hand. If you need to make or take a call while driving, pull over. According to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, texting, calling or even glancing at your phone while driving will triple the chance of an accident occurring.
Thanks for the tip, Suzanne!