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Top 4 Admitted Driving Distractions [INFOGRAPHIC]

December 19, 2013

[UPDATE] See the Game Of Thrones Edition

With winter only a couple of days away many motorists need to take special care on the roads. In a recent national survey conducted by us, 56 per cent of Canadians openly admit to speeding 10km above the speed limit – a dangerous combination when there is snow on the ground.

Other findings from the survey include 49 per cent of drivers openly admit to eating and drinking a beverage while driving. Oh uh! While 13 per cent of people admitted to still texting while driving. What’s really surprising though – when going through our mounds of data – is the fact that people with a higher salary seemed to be at higher risk at an accident due to their carelessness. Or perhaps they are just more honest? Either way, with winter fast approaching be sure to take care and drive safe.

Top 4 Admitted Driving Distractions

  • Bibi

    Cool info! I would have thought that more people would text while driving. We just need to stop those speed demons, who’re causing us increased insurance rates!

  • Stew Harvey

    Accidents are not caused by distracted drivers or drivers who are marginally over the alcohol limit. They are caused by people who do not know how to drive, who do not know the rules of the road , or who have forgotten how to drive. Time to have mandatory driving tests for all drivers every five years as with commercial drivers, and defensive driving courses for every licensed driver.

  • Deb

    I’ve seen a police officer run a red light that was beside me, because him and his partner were so busy looking at their computer, they weren’t paying attention to the lights. They almost caused an accident and people were honking at them, When I caught up to them, they were killing themselves laughing. Maybe police are guilty for distracted driving as well……

  • Chaz

    Sounds like that needs an infographic all to itself!

  • dooncakes

    In fact, accidents ARE caused by distracted drivers and drivers who are marginally over the alcohol limit. Those are proven facts. What remains speculation is whether people who think they know everything are a danger to themselves and to others.

  • Stew

    a drunk driver that knows how to drive seldom gets in trouble, and there are no stats to prove this either way. People who know how to drive don’t think they know everything, they assume everyone else does not

  • Liz

    The problem with your “mandatory tests” is that nobody would be allowed to do them “slightly” over the legal limit or with a cellphone in hand.

    People with their cell phones are so easily spotted; driving incredibly slow, drifting in their lane (or worse, into other people’s lanes). That doesn’t exactly demonstrate “skilled driver”.