Report: Adults Text and Drive More Than TeensBy Baselinemag | Posted 2010-06-21 Email Print
A new survey by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project suggests that 27 percent of American adults have texted while driving, while a full 61 percent report having used a cell phone while behind the wheel.Of the American teens surveyed, some 26 percent texted while driving, while 43 percent reported making calls while behind the wheel. Several states have banned the use of cell phones while driving, after several studies demonstrated the inherent distractions in doing so.
A new survey by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project suggests that, when it comes to cell phones and driving, most Americans are engaging in some decidedly risky behavior.
According to the study, around 27 percent of American adults reported texting while driving, versus 26 percent of driving-age teenagers. Those numbers might represent a statistical dead heat, but the total number of surveyed adults who have used a cell phone while behind the wheel - 61 percent - greatly outpaced the 43 percent of all American teens who did so.
To read the original eWeek article, click here: Texting While Driving Common Among Adults, Says Study