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Killer Apps and Social Media


A recent survey of young drivers in Great Britain came up with some frightening findings for young drivers. Ingenie, a company that provides insurance to young drivers surveyed one thousand drivers between the ages of 17 to 25 about their driving habits. While the survey looked at young British drivers, the results are probably very close to what would be experienced by American drivers in the same age group.

Here are some of the findings from the survey:

- 44% said they had sent a text message, and 62% said they had read a message while they were driving

- 1 in 6 male drivers under 25 have crashed due to cell phone usage at the wheel

- One third of under 25s who use Facebook on their phone admitted to using it while driving

- 18% of under 25s who have Draw Something on their phone have played the game while driving - 17% for Angry Birds

- Hands-free cell phones encourage 53% more young drivers to make longer calls at the wheel (longer than 5 minutes)

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