AT&T Release Survey Results: Finds Adults Admit to Texting While Driving More than Teens

March 28, 2013 AT&T YouTube release: See the findings from a new AT&T texting while driving poll, showing that nearly half of commuters text and drive. Learn about the risks of texting while driving and take the pledge at itcanwait.com.

A new study funded by AT&T has discovered that adults text while driving more than teens. The study was taken from a pool of 1,011 consumers.

According to the survey in the study, nearly half of all adults text while driving, whereas slightly fewer (43 percent) of teens admit to texting while driving. A disregard for the law is evident with 98 percent adults, who text while driving, admitting that they know it’s wrong but still do it.

The Centers for Disease Control reports that about nine people are killed in texting-related accidents each day, with 1,060 injured in texting-related crashes.

Texting while driving increases the risk of a crash 23 times higher than driving while not distracted.

AT&T’s Cathy Coughlin talks about the success of our It Can Wait campaign. AT&T hopes to change drivers’ behavior by educating them on the dangers of texting behind the wheel.


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