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Table 5 Survey responses (%) (N = 228)

From: Texting while driving: the development and validation of the distracted driving survey and risk score among young adults

  Always Most of the time Some of the Time Rarely Never
Do you think that you can safely text and drive? 7.02 8.77 20.18 27.63 36.4
For each of the following questions, please choose the answer that best applies:
  Every time I drive Most of the times I drive Some of the times I drive Rarely Never
In the last 30 days, have you READ text messages while driving? 2.19 13.16 27.19 28.95 28.51
In the last 30 days, have you READ email while driving? 2.63 2.19 9.65 20.61 64.91
In the last 30 days, have you viewed maps or directions on your phone while driving? 4.82 17.11 36.4 16.23 25.44
In the last 30 days, have you WRITTEN text messages while driving? 3.95 3.51 15.79 35.96 40.79
In the last 30 days, have you WRITTEN email while driving? 1.75 3.51 1.75 11.4 81.58
In the last 30 days, have you read messages or viewed information on social media apps or sites while driving? 2.19 4.39 14.91 18.42 60.09
In the last 30 days, have you driven while impaired by any substance (e.g. alcohol, marijuana)? 1.75 3.51 3.07 8.77 82.89
For each question below, please indicate the HIGHEST SPEED that you have performed the action (meaning, the column furthest to the left that is applicable) in the last 30 days
  While driving at any speed While driving at low speeds (under 25 mph) While in stop-and-go traffic While stopped at a red light None of the above
In the last 30 days, WHEN have you READ text messages? 13.10 16.16 10.48 37.55 22.71
In the last 30 days, WHEN have you READ email? 4.80 7.02 8.33 25.44 54.82
In the last 30 days, WHEN have you WRITTEN text messages while driving? 10.09 10.09 14.91 34.21 30.70
In the last 30 days, WHEN have you WRITTEN email while driving? 3.95 4.82 5.70 18.86 66.67