MotorTorque Finds Out "61% of Teens Text While Driving"

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A survey by AT&T has revealed that a shocking 61% of teenagers admitted to glancing at their phones while driving.

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Although not as well advertised as drinking and driving campaigns, texting behind the wheel can be extremely dangerous and, in some cases, fatal. Over 100,000 road accidents a year are caused by motorists texting while driving.

The survey by AT&T took place in America recently and collected information from 1,200 teenagers, between the ages of 15 and 19 years old.

Although 97% of teenagers agreed that texting while driving was dangerous, as many as 43% of them confessed to doing the deed.

Furthermore, a concerning 61% of teen drivers admitting to glancing at their phone while driving – taking their eyes off the road for vital seconds.

An argument is that the parents of these teens are somewhat responsible, as 41% of those surveyed commenting that their parents text while driving – which would be setting a bad example to them.

Although this study was carried out in America, the universal popularity of mobile phones means that it is a potential issue in the UK.

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