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Houston Is The Most Distracted City

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When it comes to the prevalence of distracted driving, Houston isn't faring well.

Recent findings from Zendrive, a company that analyzes driver behavior with the goal of making roads safer, found that drivers in Houston were the most distracted drivers in the United States.

Here are 10 cities that were ranked the most distracted in the U.S.:

  1. Houston (most distracted)
  2. Miami
  3. Detroit
  4. San Jose
  5. Los Angeles (County)
  6. Los Angeles, Long Beach, Anaheim
  7. Boston, Cambridge, Newton
  8. San Francisco
  9. Denver
  10. Philadelphia

Zendrive analyzed 100 billion driving miles. The company uses sensors on smartphones to analyze driver behavior. This includes distracted driving, aggressive driving, and other dangerous driving behavior. Other interesting findings included:

  • Mississippi is the most distracted state - Oregon is the least
  • Distracted driving increased in every state except for Vermont
  • 60 percent of drivers use their phones while driving at least once per day
  • More people are using their phones while driving than a year ago
  • People are using their phones while driving for longer durations than they were a year ago

Distracted driving is extremely dangerous, causing hundreds of thousands of traffic accidents across the country every year. There truly is no safe way to drive while texting or engage in other distracted driving behavior. Houston's number one ranking is a wake-up call for our city.

Will you pledge to stop distracted driving?

#TxtFreeTexas Scholarship Program

The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz is sponsoring its 6th annual Text Free Texas Scholarship Contest. Local high school students who pledge not to text while driving are encouraged to apply.

For more information, contact Madison Kauffman from the firm by calling 713-222-7211 or visit TextFreeTexas.com.

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