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Posted: Wednesday, 11 December 2013 6:09AM

Adults More Likely to Text and Drive



MANKATO (TEC News), December 11 – A new survey conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety indicated that adults, ages 25-39, are more likely to text and drive than high school-aged teens.  Two out of three drivers reported using a cell while driving within the past month. Forty-three percent of adults reported doing so fairly often or regularly while driving, compared to only 20 percent of teens.  
 SUMMARY
Age Reported Using Phone
While Driving
Reported Using Phone
Fairly Often / Regularly While Driving
16-18 58 percent 20 percent
19-24 72 percent 27 percent
25-39 82 percent 43 percent
40-59 72 percent 30 percent
60-74 51 percent 15 percent
75+ 31 percent 7 percent
Total 67 percent 28 percent
 
 
Age Reporting Sending Text or Email
While Driving
Reported Sending Text or Email
Fairly Often / Regularly While Driving
16-18 31 percent 7 percent
19-24 42 percent 11 percent
25-39 45 percent 10 percent
40-59 24 percent 4 percent
60-74 7 percent 2 percent
75+ 1 percent 1 percent
Total 26 percent 6 percent
 
 

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