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A new study reveals that most people believe they’re safe drivers

On Behalf of | Nov 14, 2020 | Car Accidents |

Most people in Minnesota believe they’re good drivers. However, that doesn’t mean that they trust everyone else on the road. A recent study revealed that many people are feeling increasingly unsafe on the road.

How was the study conducted?

In February 2020, the artificial intelligence company Netradyne conducted an online survey. Participants had to be at least 18 years old, own a valid driver’s license and drive at least once a week. Over 1,200 people took the survey, which asked them if they felt safe on the road. The survey also asked them to assess their driving abilities and their perceived abilities of others.

The survey revealed that half of drivers felt that driving is becoming increasingly less safe. In fact, over 80% of the people surveyed said that they were concerned about distracted drivers. As for the distractions themselves, the survey revealed that drinking and using social media were the most common distractions. One in seven people had been involved in a motor vehicle accident while engaging in distracted driving.

Despite this, the vast majority of participants considered themselves to be safe drivers. Over 90% of the participants said they felt they were safe drivers although half of those people admitted they could be safer. Additionally, most of the participants felt that truck drivers were generally unsafe on the road. Nearly a third of the participants liked the idea of using artificial intelligence to make the roads safer.

What should you do if you’re in a car accident?

Most people think they’re safe drivers, but car accidents still happen every day. If you weren’t at fault, you might be able to collect compensation. A personal injury attorney may be able to help you collect your settlement and start paying off your medical bills.