National Safety Council says VERY.
Since it’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month, here are some of the top distressing things drivers do — or believe they can do — according to research by the National Safety Council:
• 47 percent of drivers believe it is safe to send a text either manually or via voice-dictation systems.
• 45 percent say they feel pressure from employers to check email while driving; however, 44 percent say they have crashed in the last three years while they were either commuting or traveling for business.
• 35 percent of teens — a cohort that has seen an increase in fatal crashes — would use social media behind the wheel.
• 17 percent of teens feel their own distraction may have contributed to a crash.
• 71 percent believe they can have up to three drinks before they are not safe or too impaired to drive.
• 33 percent believe it is acceptable to drive with less than four hours of sleep. In fact, drivers who are tired can be as impaired as drivers who are legally drunk.
• 32 percent say new cars can essentially drive themselves.
• 13 percent have driven after using marijuana in the last month.
• Two-thirds of drivers have felt unsafe because of another driver’s distraction, but just 25 percent feel their own distractions have put themselves or others at risk.