Netradyne, the artificial intelligence firm, held an online survey at the end of February and the beginning of March in 2020 in which 1,248 people participated. The survey focused on distracted driving trends and should hold interest to drivers in Louisiana who are concerned about the safety of today’s roads.
Half of the respondents said that driving is becoming unsafe
The respondents, who were at least 18 years old, had a standard driving license and reported using a car at least once a week. Half expressed concern that, overall, driving is increasingly becoming less safe, and 82% feared that distractions, in particular, are increasing.
Many of the respondents had personal experience not only with driving while distracted, but also with suffering the consequences of their behavior. According to the survey results, drinking liquids was the most common diversion whereas using social media was the most dangerous. The consequences of distracted driving ranged from fines and points on one’s license (20% of respondents) to accidents involving injuries and/or the total loss of one’s vehicle (one in seven).
Most people think they are safe drivers
Despite these experiences, 91% of respondents considered themselves to be safe drivers, and less than half conceded that they could improve in that regard. When asked about AI, 29% of respondents showed an interest. Drivers may need to look to new technology, though, to help them avoid crashes.
When accidents result from negligence
Most motor vehicle accidents are caused by negligence — that is, the failure to exercise one’s duty of care to another. Distracted drivers don’t exercise that duty, which requires that everyone stay alert behind the wheel. If you were hurt because of a distracted driver, talking to a lawyer about filing a claim is the first step. This state allows plaintiffs to recover damages even when they are partially to blame. With a lawyer, you may strive for the maximum settlement possible.