• Ritchie County 55Braxton County 20Final[ view all ]
  • Gilmer County 53Sherman 27Final[ view all ]
  • Weir 47Grafton 32Final[ view all ]
  • Moorefield 24Tucker County 7Final[ view all ]
  • East Fairmont 31Lincoln 21Final[ view all ]
  • Calhoun County 48Tygarts Valley 21Final[ view all ]
  • Liberty 42Philip Barbour 12Final[ view all ]
  • Preston 32Elkins 17Final[ view all ]
  • Lewis County 23Fairmont Senior 7Final[ view all ]
  • Bridgeport 31Robert C. Byrd 7Final[ view all ]
  • University 17Wheeling Park 14Final[ view all ]
  • Buckhannon-Upshur 40North Marion 7Final[ view all ]
  • Morgantown 41Washington 8Final[ view all ]
  • Saint Marys 56Tyler Consolidated 7Final[ view all ]
  • Notre Dame 0Bishop Donahue 0Sat.[ view all ]
National News | Closings | Funerals | HighScore | Monday's Most Wanted | Crime Watch | TV Listings | Lottery | Bio's | FCC File | More ›
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.

Add your Comment
You must have an active WDTV.COM user account to post comments. Please login to your account, or create your free account today!

Comments (0)
WDTV on Facebook
WDTV on Twitter
WDTV on YouTube
Contact WDTV
WDTV Mobile App