If we were to tell you that the number of people talking on their cellphone while driving is decreasing, that would seem like a positive step, right? But what if we told you that at the same time cellphone use while driving to make a phone call was decreasing, cellphone use while driving to read an email, browsing the Internet or to peruse social media was dramatically increasing?
That would seem more like "one step forward, two (or three) steps back," now wouldn't it? Unfortunately, that appears to be our reality. According to a new study by State Farm insurance -- which has been performing the same study since 2009 -- cellphone use behind the wheel has evolved over the last five years, much of it for the worse.