19% Admit Web Use While Driving

Wednesday Mar 2nd 2011 by Datamation.com Staff

Nearly one in five of those surveyed tell State Farm they've surfed the Internet from behind the wheel.

USAToday: Insurance company State Farm has released the results of an unscientific survey which found that 19 percent of those polled--nearly one in five--admitted to surfing the Web while driving. In addition, 74 percent said they make or receive calls at least once weekly while driving and 35 percent said they text at least that much.

"That 19 percent might be underestimating the actual use of smartphones to access the Internet while driving, because the majority of the respondents were in the age range of the 30s," says State Farm's Cindy Garretson. "The largest users of cellphones tend to be the younger-age population. We would be very interested to know what that number would be if the focus was on the young adult market."

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