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Half of city drivers speed while checking their phones: study

New York Post
September 2, 2018

About half of city drivers speed through the five boroughs while staring at their cellphones, a troubling new study has found.

Drivers speed more than 45 percent of the time in the Big Apple, and half of them look at their phones at some point while doing so, according to a report by Cambridge Mobile Telematics, which offers an app to motorists to track their road habits.

“People are more and more engaged with their phones all the time,” said Katherine Wellman, a vice president at the tech company. “Every time they get an alert, they pick it up. Most people drive around New York alone, and there’s no one to talk to, so they look at their phones.”

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