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

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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