An online survey fielded by AT&T in April and conducted by SKDKnickerbocker and Beck Research shows that teens are more likely to text while driving if they do not have family rules that prohibit texting while driving.
One-third of 1,200 teens surveyed thought texting while stopped at a light was dangerous, compared to 75 percent of those who agreed it was very dangerous to do so while driving, according to the study.
Forty-three of those questioned admitted to texting while driving.
The study showed that 46 percent of the teens send between 21 and 100 text messages a day. An additional 17 percent said they sent more than 100 text messages a day.
If parental example is a factor in how teens handle their phones while driving, the survey reported that teens said their parents text while driving at similar rates as themselves, but alarming is that 77 percent of teens agree that adults text “all the time.”
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