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Are Americans Growing Less Concerned About Dangerous Driving Behaviors
Americans are less likely to perceive a serious threat from dangerous driving behaviors such as drunk, aggressive or drowsy driving, according to an analysis of four years of public surveys conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
The number of people who consider drowsy driving a very serious threat declined from 71 percent in 2009 to 46 percent in 2012.
The number of people who believe that texting or emailing while driving is a very serious threat declined from 87 percent in 2009 to 81 percent in 2012. The number of people who admit to textingwhile driving increased from 21 percent to 26 percent during the same period.
The number of people who consider red-light running to be completely unacceptable declined from 77 percent in 2009 to 70 percent in 2012. More than one-third (38 percent) admitted to running a red light within the previous month.