Texting While Driving Remains a Big Problem

texting drivingAn AT&T-sponsored survey of drivers who text daily shows that regardless of where they are, 98 percent said they were aware of the dangers of texting behind the wheel. Nonetheless, three quarters of them admitted to texting while driving, despite broad public service campaigns and laws against it.
Two-thirds said they have read text messages while stopped at a red light, while more than a quarter said they have sent text messages while driving. More than a quarter of those who texted while driving believed they can easily do several things at once, even while driving.
The telephone survey of 1,004 U.S. adults was released Wednesday as part of an anti-texting and driving campaign.
The study in May was of cellphone owners ages 16 to 65 who drive almost every day and text at least once a day.