UC San Diego Survey Finds 60 Percent Of Seniors Use Cell Phones While Driving
Monday, April 24, 2017
Credit: Associated Press
Experts say driving while on the phone is dangerous at any age.
Someone forgot to tell seniors. A new survey from the UC San Diego School of Medicine reveals 60 percent of seniors talk on the phone while driving.
Researchers surveyed 397 adults age 65 and older — 82 percent of them say they owned a cell phone.
“People who thought that they were very good at driving while on the phone were most likely to do it," she said. "And I consider that a skewed sense of their abilities, because what we know from the data is nobody does a good job of that.”
Hill says driving while using a hands free or a hand-held phone is equally dangerous. It increases the risk of crashes four-fold.
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