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State Farm asks: Are Americans “Driving Dumber” in smarter cars?
Posted By Clarksville Online News Staff On Monday, July 22, 2019 @ 10:00 pm In News | No Comments
Nashville, TN – State Farm® recently conducted an online survey and found that Americans who drive vehicles with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) or Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), both advanced driver assist features, admit to using their smart phones while driving at significantly higher rates than those without the latest tech.
Drivers with advanced safety tech in their vehicles are taking more risks.
The State Farm survey shows the following behaviors in people driving smarter cars vs cars without these advance features .
Drivers still need to stay engaged when behind the wheel. This type of advanced safety technology is there to assist the driver, not replace the driver. Here are some tips to be as smart as your smart car while you drive:
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During March and April 2019, State Farm conducted an online survey of U.S. consumers age 18 or older to collect feedback on their perceptions of various distracted driving behaviors. Survey responses were received from 1,023 general market consumers. Quotas were set so that responses would be representative of the U.S. population in terms of age and gender.
In addition, consumers must have indicated having a valid driver’s license and driving at least one hour per week to be included in the study. The majority of drivers (64 percent) said they didn’t own a vehicle with either of these technologies. Approximately three in ten drivers (29 percent) reported owning a vehicle with ACC and/or LKA.
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