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Texting While Driving on the Rise

Mar 29th, 2013 | By | Category: Spotlight

In a new survey by AT&T, almost half of adults admitted to texting while driving, compared to a slightly smaller number of teens who admitted texting while driving. Approximately 49% of adults say they’ve sent a text while driving compared with 43% of teens in a survey conducted last April.

And almost all of the respondents, 98%, answered that they know it isn’t safe to text behind the wheel.

Despite the public awareness and safety campaigns, texting while driving appears to be a worsening trend.

According to news reports, the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found that texting drivers are 23  times more likely to be involved in an accident than non-texting drivers.

Texting and distracted drivers continue to be a growing safety threat to towing operators, police and all first responders to automotive accidents and breakdowns.