iPhone users more likely than Android users to text behind the wheel

11 Apr
Apple iPhone SE lineupResults of a study conducted by an insurance comparison website revealed that iPhone users may be more likely than Android users to text and check their phones will driving. The Zebra surveyed 2,107 Americans and shared the results of its study with The Car Connection on Wednesday. The study found that iPhone users reported that they text, take...

Drivers far more likely to talk on phone than text while driving

31 Jan
Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompsonA new study from the IIHS makes it clear Americans aren't giving up their cell phones behind the wheel, but there's some good news. The IIHS published the results of a study last week and found that drivers are more likely to talk on the phone than text. The study surveyed 800 drivers across the U.S. and asked about their phone habits while...

Insurers don’t penalize texting while driving as much as other moving violations

2 May
ZF's distracted driver technologyAuto insurance companies are less apt to penalize drivers financially for texting while driving than many other moving violations, a new study shows. Auto insurance quote comparison site Zebra found that the average insurance premium rate hike applied to a driver who received a ticket for distracted driving—the typical charge of using a...

Study: Texting while driving most common during evening rush hour

26 Apr
ZF's distracted driver technologyA recent study of over 6 million text messaging sessions reaffirms what traffic safety advocates have long espoused: drivers are definitely using their phones behind the wheel and they're doing it when traffic is at its peak. Drivemode, a safe driving app, determined from its data that morning rush drivers prefer listening to music and news on the...