STUDY : More drivers web surfing while driving?
According to a new study, drivers are surfing the web when they’re behind the wheel.
USA today reports the study, done by insurer State Farm, found that one in four drivers are going online while they are driving.
In 2009, when they started the survey, thirteen percent of people said they went online while driving.
That number has doubled to 24% this year.
Among drivers ages 18-29 that number jumped from 29 to 49%.
Researchers blame some of this increase on the growing number of adults that are buying smartphones.
Another interesting find in this survey is that while there are more people going online while driving, the number of people texting behind the wheel has not increased as fast.