Surprise! 43% of Drivers Ignore No-Texting Laws

Many drivers don’t even use hands-free technology



Your phone just came to life in your pocket. It could be a Facebook message, a Twitter mention, a GroupMe message, who knows.

You’re driving. Do you pick up your phone anyway?

Every driver is tempted from time to time to take their eyes off the road for just a moment to check social media, respond to a message, or take a Snapchat. Texting while driving is illegal in 46 states, and yet many of us – as many as 43% according to a new SimpleTexting report – ignore the rules and take our phones out anyway.

The study, which surveyed 500 consumers, also revealed that 67% of drivers use hands-free technology in their vehicles “rarely” or “never.” So much for Siri.

Even though 43% of drivers had admitted to texting at all while driving, a much smaller percentage make a habit of it. According to the survey, more than 70% of those admitting to texting in the last 30 days reported that they text “rarely” or “never” while driving.

The next time you’re driving – take a look around. You might be surprised how many of your fellow drivers are looking down at their phones.