Sep 04, 2015 | By Jayleen R. Heft, PropertyCasualty360.com

Driver behavior is responsible for 80-90% of road crashes. (Photo: Shutterstock.com)
Driver behavior is responsible for 80-90% of road crashes. (Photo: Shutterstock.com)

Distracted driving is increasing worldwide as smartphone usage has soared. The infographic below explores the shocking statistics about distracted driving, while highlighting some common behaviors drivers may not know are taking their attention from the road.

Distracted driving includes any activity that can divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger and bystander safety.

Drivers that are not focused on driving are about four times more likely to be involved in crashes, according to the infographic, “The Truth About Distracted Driving” from Southside Motor Factors located in Dublin, Ireland.

The truth about distracted driving infographic

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