A recent study has found that around half of drivers asked have found themselves swerving across the road while texting on their mobile phones. The research, from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, also revealed, surprisingly, that more mature drivers are four times more likely to swerve than drivers in younger age groups.
A news article by Uswitch reveals more statistics:
“The study found that the age of the driver directly correlated with their quality of driving while texting. Every driver aged between 45 and 59 in the study swerved when they were texting on a mobile phone. About 80% of those aged 35 and 44 made lane excursions, with 40% of drivers aged 35 and 34 swerving. Just a quarter (25%) of 18-24-year-olds accidentally crossed from one lane to another while texting.”
It seems drivers aren’t getting the (text) message, even though it is illegal to use a mobile phone when driving.