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Claims Journal: New Travelers Data Reveals Distracted Driving Spikes in Summer

Drivers are being warned about the increased risk for distracted driving this summer.

Travelers and its public policy division, the Travelers Institute, along with TrueMotion, a smartphone telematics platform, recently analyzed the behavior of more than 20,000 drivers from January 2017 to May 2018 and found that they spent less time looking at the road and more time looking at their phones during the months of June, July and August. Specifically, the findings indicate summertime drivers are distracted for an average of about 15 minutes of every hour they spend driving — an increase of nearly 10 percent when compared to the rest of the year. [Read the full story]

 

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