Study: Adults As Likely As Teens To Text While Driving

texting while driving2Adults are just as likely as teenagers to have texted while driving, according to a new study that also says adults are more likely to have talked on the phone while driving. The poll by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project found that 47 percent of adults who text said they’ve sent or read text messages while driving. Last year, the center found that 34┬ápercent of 16- and 17-year-olds who send texts said they did so while driving.

The study also found that adults are much more likely to chat on their phones while driving: 75 percent of adults with mobile phones said they talked and drove. Fifty-two percent of teenagers with cell phones said they did so.

The survey, based on phone interviews with 2,252 adults between April 29 and May 30, claims a margin of error of plus or minus 2.4 percentage points. AP

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