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Texting While Driving is on the Increase


textingTexting while driving has been an issue for some time, and you usually associate it with younger drivers, but I see a lot of older drivers with their phones in their hands and not paying to their surroundings when I am driving down the road. A study by State Farm states there has been a significant increase in this behavior with drivers over 30 years of age.


Here are some of their findings:

  • Ages 65+ 23% in 2011 to 39% in 2013
  • Ages 50-64 44% in 2011 to 64% in 2013
  • Ages 40-49 47% in 2011 to 82% in 2013
  • Ages 30-39 60% in 2011 to 86% in 2013
  • Ages 18-29 78% in 2011 to 86% in 2013

Even with the increase in hands-free phone devices and blue tooth in vehicles, our phones and more devices such as tablets do more all the time, Internet, Twitter, emails, and messengers, and I am sure there are some things I don’t know or have.
If you are driving, put it down and drive safe, it only takes a second to hurt you, your family, or others. It is not worth taking the chance of altering your life in such a negative way.


Lock Insurance has companies that offer several discounts for safe drivers. Contact us today.

About the Author Don

Don Westerfeld has been active in the field of Insurance and Financial Planning since 1997. Don grew up in Indiana later moving to Lakeland Florida where he continues to reside with his wife and children. When he’s not in the office you can find him enjoying the great outdoors. He has served on several charitable business and non-profit organizations and continues to provide guidance, advice and support to local charities.