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Study shows texting and driving peaks in afternoon

Drivers in North Carolina who are concerned about the widespread threat created by texting and driving should know about a recent study conducted by app developer Drivemode. After reviewing one year's worth of text messaging data that was captured by one of its Android apps, the company stated that the peak time for drivers to text is during the afternoon rush hour, between roughly 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The data included 6.5 million instances of messaging from more than 177,000 drivers. Apparently, drivers hit their highest peak between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., sending an average of 6.87 messages per hour. That rate was 6.59 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. and 6.19 between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dividing drivers by state, Drivemode discovered that New Yorkers sent the most messages (an average of 8.21 per hour), followed by Hawaiians (7.90) and Floridians (7.87).

Nearly half of Drivemode's Android app users opted for standard SMS texting when sending their messages while 20 percent used Facebook Messenger and 19 percent used WhatsApp. Drivemode has stated that none of the drivers studied endangered themselves because thanks to the app, they used voice-activated, hands-free methods for messaging.

Still, the trend revealed here might make drivers more cautious on their commutes home. It seems that most drivers send messages in the afternoon to inform their family about errands, work issues and other possible delays.

When a texting driver causes a car accident, an injured victim could file a claim against the at-fault motorist's insurance company. Since the victim will need to bring together proof of the defendant's negligence, it may be wise to hire a lawyer. Lawyers can have investigators strengthen the case, and they can handle all negotiations.

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