A survey of 900 drivers traveling through a particularly troubled construction corridor in Virginia shows that texting and driving is still rampant, even in areas where workers might be present. AAA released the results of the survey as part of their “Orange Cones, No Phones” campaign, which places a particular focus on eliminating distracted driving in construction zones. Of those surveyed, one out of every five admitted that some type of distraction almost led them to be involved in an accident. 27 respondents actually did end up succumbing to an accident. Perhaps nowhere is eliminating this trend as important as it is in and around construction zones, where defenseless workers are present. Drivers must take steps to keep such persons safe, and that means putting down the phone.
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