It turns out you shouldn’t Zoom and then drive. The Root Insurance Distracted Driving Awareness Survey reveals 54 percent of motorists who have driven soon after using Zoom report having trouble concentrating on the road. The issue seems to be worse the younger the driver is, as 48 percent of Gen Xers reports feeling this way, compared to 61 percent of millennials, and 65 percent of Gen Zers. Root Insurance CEO Alex Timm explains, “COVID-19 fundamentally changed the way we interact with our vehicles. As many abruptly shifted to a virtual environment, Americans’ reliance on technology dramatically increased along with their screen time, causing a majority of drivers to carry this distracted behavior into their vehicles.” Experts say videoconferencing takes more brain power than in-person interactions because you have to pay more attention, and driving takes a lot of this energy as well. To combat this, researchers suggest doing something mindless between videoconferencing and driving, such as laundry, to let your brain recharge.