Eyes on the road, please

Majority of drivers check social media while driving

April is National Distracted Driver Awareness Month, and in an effort to learn how distracted the country’s drivers are, DriversEd.com commissioned a study. The 2019 Distracted Driving and Social Media Report revealed that 55 percent of Americans check social media while driving, while 68 percent have witnessed drivers doing so. Here are the results broken down by the distraction.

Checked Facebook: 30 percent

Checked Instagram: 20 percent

Checked Snapchat: 17 percent

Watched a video: 26 percent

Recorded a video: 25 percent

Noticed Uber, Lyft or other rideshare driver checking social media: 19 percent