The good news is that the message about distracted driving being dangerous is reaching the public.
According to a recent survey conducted by an enterprise which compares auto insurance prices, over 37% of those asked recognized that it is always dangerous to text and drive.
About 17% of those asked said that they at least somewhat agreed that using mobile devices behind the wheel made it harder to operate a vehicle safely.
However, the bad news is that people continue to text and drive anyway.
In the same survey, well over 28% of those asked acknowledged that they had a problem with texting and driving, even over and above other behaviors like taking pictures or using FaceTime or some other video communication service.
It seems that there is some social pressure on people to text and drive, even when doing so is against the law.
For instance, among young adults, just under 9% admitted to feeling like they had to respond to text messages immediately, even if they were driving. Over 7% felt the same way about their work emails.
Interestingly, how much pressure people felt to text and drive also depended on the type of phone they were using.
Among those using Apple phones, over 58% admitted to feeling a lot of pressure to respond to text messages. Among Android users, the number was just under 18%.
Pressure or not, motorists in Connecticut simply must do what they can to avoid distractions behind the wheel. Even a few seconds of not paying attention to the road can lead to a catastrophic motor vehicle accident. A victim may have legal options against a distracted driver after suffering serious injuries in such an accident.