Distracted and Risk-Prone Drivers

This report investigates the relationships between self-reported distracted driving and engagement in other risky driving behaviors examined in the AAA Foundation's annual Traffic Safety Culture Index survey.

January 2013

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Tamra Johnson
202-942-2079
TRJohnson@national.aaa.com

Authors

Bruce Hamilton

Abstract

Distracted driving remains a significant and high-profile traffic safety concern, with cell phone use and text messaging among its most visible manifestations. This report presents data on distracted driving from the 2012 Traffic Safety Culture Index, and examines select findings of self-reported behaviors and attitudes in the Index concluding that distracted driving may simply be one manifestation of risk-prone driving more broadly.

Suggested Citation

For media inquiries, contact:

Tamra Johnson
202-942-2079
TRJohnson@national.aaa.com

Authors

Bruce Hamilton

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Lindsay Arnold

Researcher, Traffic Research Group

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Brian Tefft

Senior Researcher, Traffic Research Group

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety