EverDrive just released a new study to showcase how much Americans are on their phone while driving. EverQuote Insurance backs this study.
The EverDrive Study
EverDrive allows its users to learn to improve their driving skills on either their Apple or Android phones. The app has recently released its 2018 safe driving report. EverQuote looked over 781 million miles of data from EverDrive users and found out how Americans were doing as drivers.
A Few Of The Findings
EverDrive reported that over one-third of United States drivers used their phones when they made their trips. It was discovered that drivers spent an average of three minutes on the phone during trips that averaged 29 minutes. They also learned that 17-years-old and younger drivers pay more attention behind the wheel than their 18- to 20-year-old contemporaries, who spend half of the time driving on their phones.
The report also stated that the midwestern region of the country were safe drivers. Also, they also named Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Alaska, and Idaho as the top five states that have the best driving habits. However, EverDrive noted that drivers in several southern states might be distracted by their phones as they spent 41-percent of their trips on their phones. Business Insider added that Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland have the worst driving habits.
The EverDrive study revealed that 75-percent of their drivers knew that their smartphone had a 'Do Not Disturb' feature and believed that the new function made them feel safer. However, Apple Insider reported that some EverDrive customers who had either an Apple smartphone did not know that such a feature existed.
When Apple introduced the "Do Not Disturb While Driving" feature onto its phones on Sept. 17, 2017, drivers who chose to activate the app saw that the feature would automatically block the driver from seeing texts and notifications. Also, the "Do Not Disturb" While Driving feature will also block phone calls. EverDrive reported that 80-percent of their customers used the app from Sept. 19 to Oct. 25, 2017.
The App Corner
As EverDrive continues to map out driving statistics, other apps have made headlines. It has been revealed that Facebook continues to collect data, even if you do not use the app. The Russian government is starting to crack down on Telegram and also asked both Apple and Google to remove the private messaging app from their stores. Researchers found that over 3,000 Android apps have improperly collected data on children.