Risky driving behavior on rise

Drivers who engage in one risky activity are often guilty of several risky behaviors at the same time, according to telematics data from Lytx, a San Diego-based global driver risk management company.

In 23 percent of the events the company scored, drivers were engaged in multiple potentially risky behaviors and were also twice as likely to encounter a risk as a driver engaged in just one potentially risky, distracting behavior.

There was a 10 percent increase in the volume of events in which the drivers using hands-free devices were involved in another potentially risky distraction such as eating, drinking, smoking or using another device.

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