Nationwide's Latest Study Shows Americans Seeing First-Hand the Dangers of DWD
Nationwide’s Driving While Distracted technology survey reveals that four out of 10 Americans say they have been hit or nearly hit by a driver distracted by their cell phone.
2010 DWD Technology Survey key findings at a glance
Dangers of DWD
- A new Driving While Distracted (DWD) survey by Nationwide reveals that four out of 10 Americans (38 percent) say they have been hit or nearly hit by a driver distracted by their cell phone.
Too Many Apps
- 25 percent of cell phone users download mobile applications to their cell phones
- 37 percent of cell phone users under the age of 35 download mobile apps to their cell phones
- More than one in four Americans who download apps admit to using those apps while driving
- The cell phone apps most used while driving are ones that allow drivers to access GPS, send and receive mail, search the Internet and read and post messages on Facebook and Twitter
Nearly have of Americans who download mobile applications say they download social networking apps such as Facebook and Twitter.
- 65 percent of Americans under the age of 35 say they download social networking apps
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