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Distracted Driving Report 2020

Distracted Driving Report 2020.

Distracted driving is all too easy to do with the many electronic distractions in our vehicles these days. To bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving, Life360 has released our 2020 Distracted Driving Report in time for April, which is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. We’ve compiled app data and info from a survey of more than 2,500 Life360 members to develop the 2020 report. We hope you find this report informative, as well as help empower you to stay safe on the road

Our latest report shows that teens have a higher incidence of collisions when driving while distracted compared to adults. However, moms report being the most distracted drivers. Between your smartphone going off, kids watching videos on tablets, and music playing, there is enough noise going on inside the car to make staying focused a challenge, even for the most safety conscious driver.  

So how do we prevent distracted driving? Awareness within family Circles is important. The Family Driving Summary and Individual Driving Reports give Life360 subscribers detailed info on their driving habits, including speed, rapid acceleration, hard braking, and texting while driving. With this feature, available in the Gold and Platinum plans, you’ll be able to view the driving habits of everyone in your Circle. This feature is especially useful if you have a new driver in the family. For additional safety, Life360’s Family Safety Assist feature provides access to roadside assistance and a team of live agents, available with the Platinum plan. And every plan comes with Crash Detection should you or someone in your Circle get into an accident. 

Comparing this year’s report to last year’s, there are a number of distracted driving similarities: the most distracted driving takes place at night (11pm-1am in 2019 and 9pm to 1am in 2020); and Wyoming tops of the list for 2019 and 2020 as the state with the least amount of distracted drivers.

Here are some stand-out distracted driving facts from the 2020 survey:

Distracted Drivers are More Likely to:

  • Have a drive with a speeding event (distracted drives: 10% versus 3% for not distracted drives). 
  • Have a rapid acceleration event (distracted drives: 10% versus 4% for not distracted drives).
  • Have a hard break event (distracted drives: 15% versus 8% for not distracted drives).

Family Roles: 

  • Dads tend to rate themselves higher when it comes to driving. 
  • Grandparents tend to drive the least amount of miles but are also the least distracted. 
  • Moms are generally more distracted compared to Dads. 
  • The Friend group has the most incidents of bad behavior per mile. Grandparents are the best behaved.

Of Drives That Involved a Crash:

Drivers by Age:

States With the Least and Most Distracted Drivers:

Least Distracted Drivers by StateMost Distracted Drivers by State
1. Wyoming
2. West Virginia
3. Vermont
4. Minnesota
5. Oregon
1. Hawaii
2. Louisiana
3. New Jersey
4. Massachusetts
5. New York

Did you know Life360 can help?

We’re always looking for new ways to help you and your family stay safe and connected, especially on the road. Learn more about our Driving Safety features like Individual Driver Reports to see things like top speed, texting while driving, and more.

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