A quarter of Generation Z feel the urge to check their phone after just 15 minutes of driving

Jesus, take the wheel.

More than a quarter of Generation Z living in the UK feel the urge to check their mobile phone after less than 15 minutes of driving, according to a new study from Carmats.co.uk.

But it looks like Zoomers – defined as born people between 1997 and 2012 – weren’t the only ones who admitted feeling the urge to reach for their phone while behind the wheel.

The survey, which surveyed 1,366 British drivers aged 17 and over, also found that a third of Brits all We’ve thought about looking at her phone while driving for ages.

And one in 12 people even admitted to texting on their phone while driving, while four in 10 admitted to using their phone while driving.

Of course, using your cell phone while driving is not only extremely dangerous, but also illegal in some states in the United States.

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A quarter of Generation Z living in the UK feel the urge to check their phone after driving for less than 15 minutes, despite this being a potentially dangerous practice.
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They also found that texting while driving was one of the top five most annoying driving habits.
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Driving while texting is not only illegal, it can also be very dangerous.
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In New York, calling, playing games, taking or viewing photos, and “composing, sending, reading, accessing, browsing, transmitting, storing, or retrieving electronic data such as email, text messages, or web pages” are against the law, per the state Department of Motor Vehicles.

Using your phone while driving will also result in points being added to your license – and if you receive 11 points in 18 months your license will be revoked.

Even in the United Kingdom, where the survey was conducted, It is also illegal to use or even possess a cell phone while driving a car or riding a motorcycle.

It could also result in Brits having to pay a hefty fine of up to 1,000 pounds ($1,200) if they end up caught.

Texting while driving can also prove annoying for some.

Many Generation Zers think about picking up their phone after just 15 minutes of driving.
Many Generation Zers think about picking up their phone after just 15 minutes of driving.
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Nearly half of respondents – 47% – said talking on the phone while driving was “annoying,” and it ranked No. 4 of the 20 most annoying driving habits, according to the company.

The No. 1 most annoying driving habit was “failing to indicate a turn or movement.”

The information comes just months after another study found that Generation Z drove less than other generations.

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The data also examined how cars can influence people’s dating lives.
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The study examined people’s “icks” while driving.
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Accordingly Federal Highway Administration data analyzed by Green Car Congress, The number of 18-year-olds who had a driver’s license in 2018 fell by almost 20 percent compared to 1983 (from 80% to 61%).

But interestingly, the survey also collected data on other automobile-related topics, including how driving affects people’s dating lives.

Almost a third of people living in the UK said owning a car has improved their dating life, while one in five Gen Z said this was actually the case disabled It.

About 35% of British men admitted that owning a car was “beneficial to their romantic interests,” and 67% said owning a sports car also helped their cause.

And of course, one in five admitted to having sex in the car – and according to some, owning a sports car could lead to a successful dating life.

Caroline Bleakley

Caroline Bleakley is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Caroline Bleakley joined USTimeToday in 2022 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Caroline Bleakley by emailing carolinebleakley@ustimetoday.com.

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