Study: Drivers surfing the web while behind wheel

According to a new study, drivers are surfing the web when they're behind the wheel.

USA Today reports the study, done by insurer StateFarm, found that one in four drivers are going online while they drive.

in 2009, when they started the survey, 13 percent of people said they went online while driving.

That number has doubled to 24 percent this year.

Among drivers ages 18 to 29 that number jumped from 29 to 49 percent.

Researchers blame some of this increase on the growing number of adults that are buying smartphones.

Another interesting find in this survey is that while there are more people going online while driving, the number of people texting behind the wheel has not increased as fast.


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