Top Driving Distractions

May 03, 2011 by

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In a study compiled by the United States Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration [OSHA], 57 percent of Americans admit to partaking in distractions for personal purposes while 25 percent of Americans admit to participating in distracting activities while driving for work.

Ever wonder which driving distractions Americans engage in most? Here are the percentages broken down from the OSHA study:

96% – Talking to passengers
89% – Adjusting vehicle climate/radio controls
74% – Eating a meal/snack
51% – Using a cell phone
41% – Tending to children
34% – Reading a map/publication
19% – Grooming
11% – Preparing for work

For more on distracted driving prevention, check out the Tools and Resources section on Allstate.com.

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