Adults Worse Than Teens In Text Driving

June 20, 2010
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“Americans overwhelmingly think texting while driving is dangerous, but about half of cell phone users do it anyway,” writes Bob Sullivan in the Red Tapes Chronicle blog.

“Worse yet, 44 percent of U.S. adults say they’ve been a passenger in a car when a driver used their cell phone in a way that created a dangerous situation, according to a poll released Friday by the Pew Internet and American Life Project. The finding suggests that drivers are talking out of both sides of their mouth. In a poll published last year, 89 percent of adults said they think texting while driving is dangerous and they would support a ban.”

“States and local governments have acted aggressively to legislate against texting while driving, and 28 states ban it outright, but the laws appear to be having little impact.”

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