The Texting and Driving Habit Isn’t Getting Better

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A recent study conducted by a branch of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that texting-and-driving has not dipped since 2010. In fact, it seems like some bad habits – such as young drivers using cell phones while behind the wheel – are actually on the rise.

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In 2011, about 660,000 people in the United States, at any moment on a regular weekday, were talking on their mobile phone while in the driver’s seat. But it’s not just talking on a cell phone that is putting drivers, passengers, and anyone on the road in danger. Double those 660,000 people were engaging with a mobile device by texting, emailing, checking the calendar, or mapping a route.

It was also found that teens and young adults were more likely to be texting or emailing while driving than people age 30 and older. A 22-year-old college student…

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