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53mpg
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 10:56:54 AM

AT&T report says almost half of adults admit they text while driving
Just 43% of teens confess to doing the same thing
Nearly all -- 98% -- of respondents knew texting and driving is unsafe
Visit CNN.com for full article
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crep1291
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 10:20:04 AM

I wonder if their survey made a distinction between texting while driving and texting while waiting at a traffic light.
blupupher
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 8:32:49 AM

"Just 43%" of teens.
TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 6:45:13 AM

We know more vocabularies
jrs4125
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 6:12:14 AM

This shows how a survey can be wrong.
ClarkSC
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 5:07:10 AM

Doubt it.
Eugenian
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:59:09 PM

Of with their heads!
DanMtz
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 7:43:00 PM

It seems like I read this a few times last week.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 6:50:36 PM

and 98% of teens tell mistruths also
endymion
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 6:48:41 PM

Texting and talking are a major cause of accidents.
PCWHIZ
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 6:41:14 PM

Old story.
qwerty17
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 5:24:32 PM

3rd or 4th time this story has been posted.
bwatchingu
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 5:15:24 PM

No excuse to be stupid no matter what age a person is.
SUNOIL
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:49:04 PM

The law should apply equally to all
cocotn13
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:43:03 PM

both adults and teens text and drive. Teens are not going to admit they do it
eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 3:48:18 PM

I must admit, I have seen more adults texting than teens while driving. There are a lot of teens that don't drive.
rcornel
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 3:08:29 PM

Old news... same article was post last week.
SycamoreISU
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 2:45:07 PM

The crazy thing is that crashes *increased* where texting was banned. The drivers just held their phones lower when they texted.
pleinyeux
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 2:29:42 PM

So what the next LOL
BigTruc
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 2:23:16 PM

I am a white hair adult. I text rarely while driving. mainly to read. It is unsafe, & I don't compose any text while operating the car.
We need to set better examples.
dodsworth
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 1:19:14 PM

It doesn't matter what age they are -- it's a dumb thing to do. The worst of it is distracted drivers don't just put themselves at risk -- they endanger everyone around them.
vjs3
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 12:29:11 PM

Not from what I've seen...
schatzila
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 12:25:49 PM

idiots.
bston
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 12:17:22 PM

Bad habits are hard to break.
txkrb
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 12:16:07 PM

Old news, article was posted here last week
ErnieK9LO
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 12:10:06 PM

My daughter texts while driving.
lesabreAZ
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 12:07:38 PM

arrest them for murder when the kill someone, unless it's them...
RBob
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:57:50 AM

Tuesday I did an informal survey while driving about 200 miles on the Interstate. Many more people texting than talking on the cell phone...a surprise...ugh. About equal between men and women but most men were in commerical type vehicles including two big rigs - ones I could see. Almost exactly the same between "college age" and over college age people. I followed one texter for about 25 miles who never put the phone down and was "all over the road." The good news was that there were fewer people texting or talking on the cell than in the past when I have done this.
mitt4prez
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:52:40 AM

When texters start getting stuffed in the jug texting will drop. Not before.
Van_Halen
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:52:11 AM

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This is completely made up! Anybody with half a brain knows that all kids today do is Text and use Social Media every waking hour of the day.

More importantly, a single line of code would make it safe for everybody if the Government really wanted it to be safe and not legal to text. Every phone and text device "Knows" when it is moving and a single line of operating code would make it impossible to Text while driving! They could decide if they wanted the device to still receive messages while moving but again it is a piece of cake to disable a device from texting while it is moving.
YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:48:52 AM

Talking on a cell phone is distracting enough. I can't imagine texting while driving. Really unsafe.
CocoPaz
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:43:42 AM

Anybody who texts while driving is an idiot. And could be dead, not to mention innocent drivers or pedestrians who are in the way.

Today I am praying for the fast recovery of the Louisville basketball player who broke his leg.
PETRODATAjames
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:36:17 AM

I do, rarely, even though I know I am not suppose to...
USMCturtlehead
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:31:49 AM

Teens or Adults does not matter it's a danger to everyone on the road.
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:05:05 AM

Ban cell phones from cars
Hilsgal
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:02:01 AM

Well said bill294
bill294
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 10:59:39 AM

I believe it. Be safe out there and let's lead younger drivers with good practices
Bttlecat
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 10:58:51 AM

texting usually does not make good sense, if you have the phone in your hand, make a call
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