Distracted driving is probably more prevalent than reported. This is the topic of an article published in the Insurance Journal this week. During the last few years, a number of reports have interpreted the auto accident data in the U.S. as an indication that distracted driving is decreasing. Most have argued that the culprits in most crashes are drunk driving and speeding. This article in the Insurance Journal by Kyle Stock argues that the true cause of many accidents is not being reported.
“During the past two years, after decades of declining deaths on the road, U.S. traffic fatalities surged by 14.4 percent,” according to the article. The rising number of fatal crashes does not match small increases in total miles driven, speeding or drunk driving. The author points to three “big clues” to the cause of increasing traffic deaths: [Read more…]