Americans admit to bad driving habits, survey finds

Texting while driving
Texting while driving

Admit it – you’re not the most perfect driver on the road. In a study by Insurance.com, a significant percentage of respondents to an Insurance.com survey confess to poor driving behavior. Nearly 10 percent of Americans surveyed admitted to driving without car insurance at some point in their lives – a move that breaks the law in 49 out of 50 states.

In a survey of 1,496 drivers, Insurance.com found:

  • Nearly 9 percent text while driving
  • About 30 percent talk on their cell phones while driving
  • A shade over 39 percent eat or drink while driving.

However, it’s not all bad news – a large number of Americans said that they are honest when dealing with their auto insurance companies. 87 percent said they have never lied to their insurers.

“If people admit to recognizing their bad behaviors, it’s the first step on the road to redemption,” says Bob Passmore, spokesperson for the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Insurance.com