What’s the Top Driver Distraction in New York?
Have you ever left work, driven home, and suddenly thought “How did I get home?” You can’t remember much of the drive, but there you are, parked in your driveway. It’s happened to many of us at some point and is the number one distraction while driving: daydreaming.
A recent study by Erie Insurance reported this astonishing fact after researching the nationwide car crash database known as the Fatality Analysis Reporting System. The insurance giant discovered that over the last five years there were 172,000 traffic-related fatalities where one in ten victims got distracted while behind the wheel. Even more disturbing was that 61% of these deaths had at least one driver thinking about anything but the road in front of them.