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27% of Us Zone Out While Driving . . . Here Are the Top Five Things That Cause It

posted: June 26, 2019

Do you ever do this?  And are you doing it RIGHT NOW?  A new survey found 27% of us regularly ZONE OUT while we’re driving.

The average is four times a week.  And 55% of drivers said they sometimes feel like they’re just on “autopilot” behind the wheel.  (It’s not clear what the difference is between “zoning out” and being on “autopilot.”)

Having a lot on your mind is the #1 reason we zone out.  49% agreed it’s true.  The rest of the top five are being tired . . . driving the same stretch of road all the time . . . driving the same route every day . . . and because driving is just boring.

Here are a few more random stats from the survey . . .

1.  90% of us think we’re good drivers.  And that’s even though 22% of us have had someone comment on our BAD driving before.

2.  49% of us sometimes get distracted while driving.  Eating and using our phone are the top two things that distract us.

3.  49% also have a friend of family member who’s such a bad driver, it makes them feel unsafe.

4.  And 1 in 7 of us DON’T think we’d pass if we had to retake our driver’s test.

(SWNS)



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