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Study: Both Adults and Teens Text While Driving

As cited on RideLust, a recent study by Pew Research revealed that both teen drivers and their adult counterparts text while driving in equal numbers.  Fourteen percent of teens and adults admitted to the dangerous practice, but the rates of speaking on a cell phone while driving were significantly lower for teens than adults.  Per the survey responses, sixty percent of adults admitted to talking on a hand-held cell phone while driving, compared to just 43% of the teen drivers surveyed.  Seventeen percent of the adults in the survey admitted to having an accident due to distracted driving.

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