SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Talking on the phone or texting behind the wheel tops the list of things that bug motorists the most, followed by speeding and aggression.
In a recent survey, 55 percent complained of being hit, or almost hit, by a driver who was either talking or texting, while 45 percent of motorists admitted to making mistakes on the road because of a cell phone.
KCBS’ Barbara Taylor Reports:
The California Office of Traffic Safety asked almost 1,700 motorists to name the things that bug them the most when they venture out onto California roads and highways.
Spokesman Chris Cochran said only 27 percent acknowledged talking on a handheld cell phone even though it’s illegal.
Listen to the complete interview with Chris Cochran:
Other common complaints include aggressive driving such as tailgating and unsafe lane changes, “that type of thing that makes us all mad when we’re going down the roadway,” Cochran said.
On the bright side, 96 percent of those surveyed said they always buckle up.
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