Driver Electronic Device Use in 2017

Passenger vehicle driver handheld cell phone use decreased from 3.3 percent in 2016 to 2.9 percent in 2017, a statistically significant decrease. The percentage of drivers speaking with visible headsets while driving decreased from 0.5 percent in 2016 to 0.4 percent in 2017; this was not a statistically significant decrease. Drivers’ visible manipulation of handheld devices decreased from 2.1 percent in 2016 to 2.0 percent in 2017; 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 the National Center for Statistics and Analysis of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The percentages provided in this research note are interpreted as the percentage of drivers nationwide at a typical daylight moment.

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  • Accession Number: 01695340
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 812 665
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 30 2019 7:59AM