- Approximately one in 10 respondents reported being frequently distracted by technology while driving.
- 61 percent of those who respond to personal texts, emails and calls while driving do so because there might be an emergency.
- 23 percent of those who said they respond to personal texts, emails and calls while driving do so because they are afraid of missing out on something important.
- 25 percent of people indicate they multitask when driving because they think they can do so safely.
- Only 12 percent of respondents said they use safety features like "auto-reply" and "do not disturb while driving" despite the fact that they are available on many phones.
The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) today announced the results of the first release of the 2018 Travelers Risk Index, which focuses on distracted driving and perception of risks among drivers and passengers. Consistent with previous years, an overwhelming majority of people surveyed said that distracted driving is a concern. Eighty-five percent said it is extremely risky to use smartphones or tablets while driving, yet nearly a quarter of respondents said they do it. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180402005446/en/
2018 Travelers Risk Index on Distracted Driving (Graphic: Business Wire)The Travelers Risk Index also found: