Teens Are Not the Only Ones Texting While Driving

A recent survey by AT&T reveals that adults are the biggest violators of texting and driving. Nearly 49% of adults surveyed admitted to driving and texting compared to 43% of teenagers. Ironically, 98% of adults thinks that this behavior is unsafe.

John Ulczycki of the National Safety Council  states that, “Texting while driving is not just a teen problem. Teens text. But you’re looking at around 10 million teen drivers, but about 180 million other adult drivers.”

The bad news is, these numbers have been increasing. Of those that do text and drive, 60% said they never did it three years ago. Texting and using your smart devices can distract you for an average of 4.6 seconds – long enough to increase your crash risk by 23 times.

Most drivers admit that texting and driving is a habit, but there’s an app that can help you overcome your dangerous addiction. Download AT&T’s Drivemode app to disable texting while driving.


Via USA Today

Related Stories
Mediabistro Course

Online Marketing

Online MarketingStarting November 4, learn how to launch a successful digital marketing campaign for your brand! In this course, you'll learn how to create an online marketing strategy, identify the appropriate distribution platforms, and use the web to successfully deliver your brand's message. Register now!