Boston – A new report by Strategy Analytics shows that 38%
of U.S. smartphone owners and 40% of smartphone owners in Western Europe,
compose text messages while driving on a daily basis; while 40% in the U.S. and
42% in Western Europe read at least one text message while driving each day.
These numbers are nearly double the rate for owners of basic and feature
Distracted driving is an issue for many smartphone owners in the U.S.
and Western Europe, as they report widespread use of texting while driving.
the U.S., mobile email is also a source of driver distraction, as 25% of
smartphone owners read emails daily while driving and 40% admit to writing
emails each day behind the wheel.