According to the study, 61% ofrespondents say they respond to texts, emails and calls whiledriving because there may be an emergency. Roughly a quarter (23%)say they pick up the phone in fear of missing out on something.(Photo: Shutterstock)

Summertime: school is out, children are at play, and for somereason or another, distracted driving is at its peak, as newresearch from Travelers and TrueMotion shows.

In their study, researchers at TrueMotion, aleading smartphone telematics platform, analyzed the behavior ofmore than 20,000 drivers from January 2017 to May 2018. The resultsfound that drivers spent less time looking at the road and moretime looking at their phones during the months of June, July andAugust, more than any other time of the year.

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