About 47 percent of adults who use the text-messaging function on their cell phones said they have read or sent messages while driving. That compares with 34 percent of texting teens, ages 16 and 17.
When you look around at the number of people on the phone while they are driving, I would guess it really shouldn't be a surprise.
Here at the Legal Examiner, a number of the blogs have been focused on teenagers, so it's time that we all widen our intended reader group and point out to everyone that it is far to dangerous too be texting and driving.
Study Shows Texting While Driving Highly Dangerous, Rick Shapiro, July 29, 2009 8:00 PM
Ignoring the Dangers of Texting While Driving May Lead to Serious Consequences, Will Parker July 30, 2009 4:53 PM
Texting and Driving – More Deadly than Drinking and Driving?, Jeremy Thurman, September 20, 2008 3:18 PM
And the must see:
If Teen Driving and Texting is Fun Why Is She Crying?, Steve Lombardi, September 01, 2009 1:07 PM
As I've pointed out before, you really should just be driving when you are driving.
One of the solutions may be an app that is being looked at that would block texts when the phone is traveling at 10 mph or greater.
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