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New study found that adults text more than teenagers while driving

Texting while driving
C. Todd Lopez
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It's illegal to text or talk on the phone while driving in Troy, MI

When you think about someone texting and driving, who comes to mind? A teenager? If you said yes, you're wrong.

A survey conducted by AT&T as a part of the "It Can Wait" campaign found that 98% of adults that they surveyed admitted that they texted while driving.  In contrast, 48% of teenagers said they texted while driving.

The AT&T study also found that 60% of adults surveyed said that they didn't text while they were behind the wheel three years ago. 

What's going on with drivers in America? Is it smartphones? Or are we becoming more reckless drivers?

According to the Center for Disease Control, nine people are killed every day due to distracted driving and more than 1,060 are injured. 

Michigan Radio's Cynthia Canty spoke with Paul Green. Green is a research professor in the Driver Interface Group at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.

To hear the full story, click the link above. 

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