Survey Reveals Deadly Driving Habits

Results from a new survey conducted by the Colorado Department of Transportation show some disturbing trends among Colorado drivers. Nearly 25% of respondents admitted to reading a text, email or social media post while they were driving, while 62% admitted to using their phone to change music or entertainment. The survey also found that 40% of adult drinkers drove within 2 hours of having an alcoholic beverage. These behaviors may have contributed to the recent increase in traffic fatalities in Colorado. 607 people died on Colorado roadways in 2016, an increase of 24% over the last two years. Nearly a third of the deaths that occurred were at least partially attributed to intoxicated drivers. To view the complete survey, click here.

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