Data for GOOD Infographic Lifestyle

Keep Your Mind on the Road

by Noah Smith

June 3, 2015
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Data for GOOD

Knowledge is the first step on the way to progress.

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Gridlock, construction, bad weather: Commuting is often the most stressful thing we’ll do in a given day. Statistically, it’s also the most dangerous. That’s in part because our brains tend to go into “automatic mode” when we drive familiar routes—we just don’t pay attention until something goes wrong. Surely you’re not one of those drivers who zooms along assuming you’re doing great (and that any close calls are someone else’s fault). But just in case, let’s take a look at driver perceptions and see whether we’re as safe as we think we are—or if we’re just lucky.

In this infographic powered by data from Progressive, find out whether your personal driving perceptions match up with reality.

Throughout 2015, we're partnering with Progressive to harness the power of information. Each week, we'll put data under the microscope, asking how statistics and research can empower us to challenge our understanding of ourselves and the ways we navigate our world. Knowledge is the first step on the way to progress: Let's take this information and drive change in the world together. This is Data for GOOD.

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Keep Your Mind on the Road