Drivers Most Distracted Right When School Gets Out
After years in decline, the number of traffic fatalities for pedestrians is on the rise. Many observers have pointed to the rise in distracted driving as a prime cause. A new study from Zendrive looked in to how many drivers are looking at their phones near schools and found that 88 percent of motorists were looking at their phones between 4 and 5 p.m.
This data fits with other research that shows this to be a particularly dangerous time for pedestrians. "But the dangerous 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. hour echoes earlier studies that show that, outside of the bar-closing hours of midnight to 4 a.m., the end of the workday is the riskiest to be on the road," Mimi Kirk writes for CityLab.