Drivers Say Cell Phone Use Greatest Danger on the Road

distracted driving

San Jose Mercury News via Standard-Examiner - December 1, 2011

A recent sur­vey by the Cal­i­for­nia Office of Pub­lic Safe­ty found that cell phone use and tex­ting now rank as the biggest safe­ty wor­ry on the roads. Motorists con­sid­er phone use more dan­ger­ous than speed­ers, tail­gaters or drunk­en dri­vers. The CHP has issued near­ly 475,000 tick­ets to dri­vers vio­lat­ing California’s hands-free law since it went into effect in July 2008 with a sim­i­lar num­ber issued by local police depart­ments.