How attentive are your fellow drivers? Don’t ask. But do be aware that, regrettably, not all drivers have their eyes on the road when they are behind the wheel.
During a random, one-day check in November 2016, Instagram displayed 29,025 posts using the hashtag #drivingselfie and another 4,105 posts using #drivingselfies. That’s a total 33,130 smartphone- and social media-obsessed distracted drivers roaming our roadways. Makes safety-minded people want to double-check their seat belts and make sure their rig’s emergency kit is stocked and somewhere handy.
According to a recent LA Weekly report, California ranks first among states for the number of selfies taken per 100,000 people, followed by Nevada, Florida, and Hawaii. Heads up, everyone.