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Smartphone at the wheel is more dangerous than drinking (2 photos)


Analysts from Zendrive have published statisticsrelating to accidents associated with the use of smartphones. As it turned out, gadgetting behind the wheel is more dangerous than drinking. Statistics obtained, taking into account about 260 billion kilometers of the road.

In 2018, drivers stuck in a smartphone,Only in the US, 6,227 pedestrians were killed out of a total of 35,000. They became distracted by 10% more often, and this significantly reduces their driving abilities: they drive slowly, accelerate and slow down, and a third of the way can be cut off, for example, bends from the main road to the secondary, thus creating an emergency.


The study showed that the level of reaction of sucha person matches the capabilities of the driver with 0.8 of alcohol in the blood. It should be noted that in the same US, the norm allowed for driving, depending on the state, is 0.5 - 0.8 per thousand. In Russia, it is completely forbidden to get drunk, the existing norm of 0.16 ‰ (less than 0.3 grams of alcohol per 1 liter of blood) is introduced only in order not to bring drivers to justice by mistake, for example, after drinking kefir or kvass.

History is aggravated by the fact thatDrivers are much more than drunk. At the same time on the roads they appear at the time of maximum load - from 7 am to 6 pm. Drunk drivers often get behind the wheel from midnight to 3 o'clock at night, and at that time the roads are already relatively empty.

Source: zendrive.com