By Micheline Maynard
The American Automobile Association has a new survey that makes us scratch our heads. It says Americans perceive less of a threat from drunk driving, road rage and texting while driving, even though traffic fatalities have gone up.
AAA’s survey measures attitudes over the past four years. Some of the findings:
- People who consider drowsy driving a very
serious threat declined from 71 percent in 2009 to 46 percent in 2012.
- Those who believe that texting or emailing
while driving is a very serious threat declined from 87 percent in 2009
to 81 percent in 2012.
- People admitting to texting while driving jumped to 26 percent, from 21 percent.
You can read my story about the survey at Forbes.com. Do you feel safer on the roads these days?