The States Where You Really Run a Risk From Distracted Drivers
CheatSheet.com, May 2, 2018
If you ask people about the biggest risks they face on the road in 2018, distracted driving will probably rank high. Since it only takes a few seconds with your eyes off the road to cause a crash, that makes sense.
According to a new report by safe-driving app Drivemode, the risk drivers face from people messaging on their phones really varies by state. After sifting through messaging data, Drivemode published a list of places where you need to be extra-careful on the road — especially during peak-communication times.
Here are the 15 states where you run the most risk from distracted drivers….
With fewer roads, Hawaiian drivers spend a lot of time stuck in traffic.
2. Hawaii -- Message frequency at peak: 7.9 per hour
Honolulu drivers spend dozens of hours in traffic every year, and Hawaiians share that pain across the state. With such unpredictable natural terrain, Hawaii’s just not the kind of place where you can easily build roads.
According to Drivemode data, drivers here are using that downtime to send messages, and activity peaks from 4-5 p.m. You can expect about eight messages coming out of the average car during that time, which means distractions everywhere.
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