Sunday, April 21, 2013
Adults are the biggest offenders when it comes to texting-while-driving in the U.S.--and they know it's wrong. Almost half of all adults admit to texting while driving in a survey by AT&T compared with 43% of teenagers. More than 98% of adults - almost all of them - admit they know it's wrong. Six in 10 say they weren't doing it three years ago. These disconcerting findings follow an extensive national campaign against distracted driving: 39 states and the District of Columbia ban texting while driving for all drivers, and an additional five states prohibit the practice for new drivers, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. The AT&T survey follows a study this month from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that found 31% of drivers in the U.S. reported texting or e-mailing while driving. Read more.