Sunday, August 2, 2015

Survey shows that adults text and drive more than teens

A new AT&T survey indicates that more adults drivers admit texting while behind the wheel than their teenage counterparts.

Survey shows that adults text and drive more than teens

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A new AT&T survey indicates that more adult drivers admit to texting while behind the wheel than do their teenage counterparts. AT&T commissioned a report on texting and driving as a part of its "It Can Wait" campaign.

In a new survey by AT&T, almost half of adults admitted to texting while driving, compared to a slightly smaller number of teens who fessed up to the same thing. About 49% of adults say they've sent a text while behind the wheel, according to a new survey conducted for the mobile company, compared with 43% of teens in a survey from last April.

Unsurprisingly, pretty much all of them knew it was unsafe. Of those surveyed, 98 percent of the drivers confessed that they knew texting and driving isn't safe. Oh, and it appears that things are getting worse.

Despite the broad awareness about the dangers of texting behind the wheel, the survey suggests that the problem is getting worse. Six out of every 10 respondents said that, three years ago, they never texted while driving. And 40% of the people who admit to texting in the survey say it's a habit, not just an occasional slip-up. [CNN]

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