People Who Tweet While Driving Are Doing It 'All the Time', God Help Us

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AT&T has been running its "It Can Wait" campaign for a few years now, shining a light on the country's continued problem with distracted driving. Every so often it puts out a survey and every time the result come back it's like oh my god what the hell are people doing.

First things first – 61 percent of people say they're still texting and driving. That's obscene. Stop texting and driving. Whatever you have to say is not that important, I assure you. Even if you're texting a friend to implore them to stop texting while driving. That's still not a good reason to text and drive.

But we knew people are texting and driving. Every recent survey confirms this. AT&T's new survey looked at other smartphone-related activities and found the following:

Smartphone activities people say they do while driving include:

  • Text (61%)
  • Email (33%)
  • Surf the net (28%)
  • Facebook (27%)
  • Snap a selfie/photo (17%)
  • Twitter (14%)
  • Instagram3 (14%)
  • Shoot a video (12%)
  • Snapchat (11%)
  • Video chat (10%)

God help us all.

But wait, there's more.

"30% of people who post to Twitter while driving do it 'all the time.'"

At least when you're texting, there's a recipient in mind. Someone is likely going to read/give a shit about your message. On Twitter, you're just sending out 140-character farts into a vacuous netherworld populated by people who couldn't give less of a shit about your Chipotle. Tweeting while driving has to be the most self-absorbed activity on the planet.

Anyway, carry on. Just keep your eyes out for those who aren't.

Josh Wolford

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