The smartphone behind the wheel turned out to be more dangerous than drinking

Analytical company Zendrive shared statistics on smartphones and related traffic accidents. It turned out

that gadzhetaniya more dangerous than drinking and driving.

Entertaining numbers

Statistics was obtained taking into account almost 260billion kilometers of the road. Last year, drivers with a smartphone in their hands caused the death of 6,227 pedestrians in the United States out of a total of 35,000. At the same time, they began to be distracted by 10% more often, which seriously reduces their driving skills: they ignore a third of the way, drive more slowly, belatedly slow down and accelerate. According to the study, the reaction level of such a driver corresponds to a person with a blood alcohol level of 0.8 (In Ukraine, the permissible rate for driving is 0.2, in the USA - 0.5-0.8, depending on the state).

Additionally aggravates the situation that suchpeople behind the wheel are much more drunk and they are on the roads at the very peak of loading - from 7 to 18 hours. Drunk drivers, in turn, often appear from midnight to 3 am, when the roads are empty.