“Overall, distracted driving fell to 15.4 percent of total driving time, a 21 percent decrease,” the company found.
TrueMotion said it remains to be seen whether the drop is temporary or lasting. In other states that passed such laws, it found distraction rates have crept back up “when the hype dies down.”
TrueMotion’s findings describe the changes in behavior among drivers who agreed to be monitored for insurance and other purposes and may not precisely reflect changes among other Georgia drivers. But Marketing Director Matt Fiorentino said the sample size for the analysis is large, and it likely shows Georgia drivers changed their behavior to some degree.
“It may not be 21 percent for the entire population – it could 15 percent or 25 percent, but the amount of change we’ve seen suggests a downward trend in distraction,” he said.
You can read more about the analysis here.