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Teens not worst text-driving culprits

June 19, 2010

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— If you’re about to warn your teenager about the dangers of texting or talking on the phone while driving, a new report suggests you look in the mirror first.

A study released Friday by The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project says adults and teenagers are equally likely to have texted while driving. And adults are more likely to have chatted on their phones while driving.

The study found that 47 percent of adults who text reported sending or reading texts while behind the wheel. In a 2009 Pew study, a lower number — 34 percent — of 16- and 17-year-olds who send texts said that they did that while driving.

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JackRipper 3 years, 10 months ago

Actually the "big deal" is when they run people down. Decide which one you want to do.

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whats_going_on 3 years, 10 months ago

I'm wondering if it's because young drivers may not feel comfortable enough to multi-task while driving. I know when I started out, I was extremely nervous about everything on the road.

Moms and dads, however, probably already have the experience and have done several things already--drive, coffee, tend to fighting kids in the backseat, etc...adding texting probably isn't a "big deal" to their usual routine.

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Slowponder 3 years, 10 months ago

Do as I say, not as I do!! :-)

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JackRipper 3 years, 10 months ago

This is obvious. Also true with a lot of the driving issues that are always blamed for teens. I see more idiot adult drivers then kids and at least kids have an excuse.

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tange 3 years, 10 months ago

( texting my son, now, to remind him of the danger... )

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Pywacket 3 years, 10 months ago

Ha! hope all the usual teen bashers read this and weep. It's Mom & Dad who are the problem!

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