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One in Four Americans Texts While Driving

May 21, 2009

CAMBRIDGE, MA – A recent survey of 4,800 participants conducted by Vlingo revealed one out of four people confess to texting while driving.

Sixty-percent of all mobile phone users text, the survey found.

Twenty-six percent of those surveyed said they could not resist a bit of texting while driving, according to the survey results. Tennessee had 42 percent of participants admit to the dangerous driving distraction.

State laws prohibiting the practice and high-profile accidents has not seemed to impact the rate of people texting while driving, which remains the same as a year ago, according to company officials.

Last year, 25 people were killed in a California rail crash because the driver was sending text messages on his mobile phone during working hours.

 

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