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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Distracted Driving: 97% of Teens Admit to Texting and Driving

Recent AT&T surveys found that texting while driving is prominent among both teenagers and business commuters. Watch the video above.

See the findings from a new AT&T texting while driving poll, showing that nearly half of commuters text and drive. Learn about the risks of texting while driving and take the pledge at http://www.itcanwait.com.

97 percent of teens say texting while driving is dangerous — but 43 percent admit to doing so.
  • Almost all teens (nine in 10) expect a reply to a text or email within five minutes or less, which puts pressure on them to respond while driving.
  • According to 77 percent of teens, adults tell kids not text or email while driving — yet adults do it themselves "all the time."
    AT&T Teen Driver Survey - Executive Summary
  • Hispanic teens (54 percent) are more likely to admit to the practice of texting while driving than Caucasian (41 percent) and African American (42 percent) teens.

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