15. August 2011
Seems like the admonitions and regulations regarding the use of cell phones while driving is having an effect. Not a breathtaking one. But an effect nonetheless.
According to a recent Harris Poll, in May 2009 72% of adult drivers talked while driving. In June 2011, that was down to 60%.
Digging into the numbers—based on a survey of 2,163 adults—it is evident that the younger the driver, the more likely she or he is to use a phone while driving.
Cool phone. Just don’t drive while using it. (Sony photo)
Specifically: with regard to talking on the phone, 72% of the Echo Boomers (18-34) do; 69% of the Gen Xers (35-46) do; and 59% of the Boomers (47-65) do. Beyond 66, whatever that category is called, it is down to 32.
Then, for texting it is 49% for the Echoes, 24% of the Xers, and 11% for the Boomers. For the post-Boomers, the number is negligible. Which probably equates to that cadre’s texting frequency.
So the question is: When you are younger, do you really have more to say?