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Americans Think Text-Blocking Tech Will Make Roads Safer

Friday, June 09, 2017

Apple announced this week that their newest iPhone operating system, iOS 11, will have a “Do Not Disturb for Driving” mode that will stop users from receiving text messages while behind the wheel. Americans already think distracted driving is a big problem and are on board with this new technology.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 92% of American Adults see drivers distracted by their cell phones as a serious problem in America today, including 69% who say it’s a Very Serious problem. Only six percent (6%) don’t see distracted driving as a serious problem. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 6-7, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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