Distracted driving is a serious problem in Massachusetts, and it is one of the most significant safety concerns for motorists in the state and across the country. Despite most drivers being well-aware that distraction is risky and greatly increases the chance of a car accident, people still engage in this dangerous behavior. The problem of distracted driving only increases during the busy holiday season.
There is data to suggest that drivers are more likely to look at Facebook, answer a text or check social media during the holiday season. In fact, a recent study suggests that distraction may jump by as much as 33 percent during this time of year. One reason for this is that more people are traveling during this season, and they may be more likely to check in and send texts about their status and expected arrival time.