A new survey shows that over 37 percent of Canadians feel obligated to use their phones while driving, according to a survey conducted by The Harris Poll and shared by insurance company Travelers Canada.
Many of the over 900 Canadians polled had strong convictions about how they should use their phone in the car.
31 percent of people who use their phones while driving said they felt “compelled to communicate by phone call or text while driving because of family obligations that require constant attention.”
A smaller but still significant 27 percent of people said that they use their phone in the car so they don’t miss something important. The last 14 percentage of distracted drivers said they always want to be available for work.
The survey also found that 69 percent of Canadian drivers think that phones are the largest distraction on the road, but only 24 percent think that using their phone while driving is a detriment to their own driving skills.
Canadians seem to know how dangerous it is to use a device while driving, but that knowledge still doesn’t stop them.