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Study: 1 in 3 Americans Admit to Texting While Driving
Written by Nicole Porter
Last updated on March 22, 2013 @ 7:19PM
Created on March 22, 2013 @ 6:17PM
 
For almost a year now it's been illegal to text and drive here in the Mountain State. When our law passed, we were joining dozens of other states trying to fight the growing problem of people using their phones while behind the wheel. But has it worked? One new study said nationwide, maybe not.
 
Nearly 1/3 of American drivers are sending or reading text messages while they are driving, and apparently, our behavior is way worse than drivers in other countries.

In the Center for Disease Control study that released that statistic, it also showed that more than half of two demographic groups admitted to texting while driving within 30 days before taking the survey. Those groups were women between the ages of 18 and 24 and men who were 25 to the 34 years old.
 
This study was also done in Europe where it was determined that drivers were less likely to pick up their phones to send a message while they were behind the wheel. One thing to keep in mind is that this data was collected during October 2011 so that was a little before the no texting and driving law went into effect here in the Mountain State.
 
Police said that law still hasn't made all drivers put their phones down while they're driving down the road.

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