Is Burlington a Hotbed of Distracted Driving?

According to NHTSA distracted driving statistics, drivers under 25 are more likely to text while driving than any other age group. As a college town, Burlington must be facing a serious distracted-driving crisis!

But can we really blame younger drivers for all our traffic problems?

It is statistically true that younger drivers are more likely to drive distracted, and more likely to use a cell phone -- but the track record for members of older demographics is far from spotless. Only 411 out of the 2,910 fatal crashes involving distracted drivers in 2013 involved cell phone use. Other distractions contributing to accidents included:

  • Conversations with passengers
  • Pets in the car
  • Changing the radio station
  • Adjusting climate control
  • Using GPS navigation
  • Eating in the car
  • Smoking

College-age drivers in particular need to take distracted driving seriously, and refrain from using a phone in the car. However, drivers of all age ranges are involved in fatal collisions while driving distracted.

At Earthycars, we like to point shoppers toward safer pre-owned cars and SUVs, with hands-free features designed to keep your eyes on the road. Check out what we have available at our showroom in Williston currently, or use the CarFinder tool and let us hunt down the model you're looking for.

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