More than 80% of Americans use cell phones while driving

Texting Driving

A recent survey conducted by Nationwide Insurance found that more than 80 percent of Americans use their cell phones while driving. 46 percent of American’s between the ages of 16 and 30 admitted to sending and reading text messages while driving. About the same percentage of those surveyed said they had been hit or almost hit by another driving who was on his/her cell phone.

Nationwide conducted the telephone survey last month consisting of 1,502 drivers. Almost half of those who were surveyed agreed that cell phones and other gadgets are the most dangerous distraction for drivers behind the wheel.

The survey also found that 60 percent of teens used their cell phones while driving. Baby-boomers came in at 65 percent.

According to a study by Harris Interactive published last year, found that 92 percent of Americans believed that driving while on the phone was as bad as driving under the influence.


Source: BreitBart (via Jalopnik)

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