Driver Electronic Device Use in 2016

The percentage of passenger vehicle driver handheld cell phone use decreased from 3.8 percent in 2015 to 3.3 percent in 2016; this was a statistically significant decrease. Drivers’ visible manipulation of handheld devices decreased from 2.2 percent in 2015 to 2.1 percent in 2016 (Figure 1); this was not a statistically significant decrease. These results are from the National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS), which provides the only nationwide probability-based observed data on driver electronic device use in the United States. The NOPUS is conducted annually by National Center for Statistics and Analysis of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)


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  • Accession Number: 01642373
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  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 812 426
  • Created Date: Jul 27 2017 10:27AM