Sunday, June 20, 2010

Adults More Likely to Text While Driving Than Teens

According to a new Pew Research Center study, more adults are guilty of texting while driving than teenagers. Some 47% of adults polled admitted to having texted while driving, as compared to only 34% of teens, aged 16 to 17. Adult cellphone users are also more likely to have talked on their phone while driving: 74% of adults compared to 52% of teenage users.

28 states have banned texting while driving; seven states, including Washington D.C., have banned the use of a cellphone while driving altogether. A study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Unit found that drivers who text on the road are 23 times more likely to wreck than those who do not,

© C Harris Lynn, 2010

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