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Are Adults or Teens Worse About Distracted Driving?

Which age group is more affected by distracted driving: teenagers or adults? You may be surprised to find that, according to a survey by AT&T, almost half of all adults admit to texting while driving, compared to 43 percent of teenagers. More than 98 percent of adult admit that they know it’s wrong to drive while texting, and over half said they had only recently started doing so. While teens may have a reputation for being buried in their cell phones at all times, it seems adults are the bigger culprits. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving, including texting while driving, accounts for around 3,477 deaths and 391,000 injuries annually. Every day in the U.S., around nine people die and more than 1,000 are injured. This is despite national campaigns like AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign and a series of statewide campaigns dedicated to ending…
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