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Fast Facts

  • Experts say driving while texting is a leading factor in accidents
  • Four states are actively attempting to ban driving while texting
  • Studies show 46 percent of drivers ages 16 to 17 admit to texting while driving
  • According to SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, instant and text messaging while driving leads the list as the biggest distraction while driving.
  • Nearly 50 percent of teens admit to text messaging while driving — an alarming statistic that now rivals driving and drinking in terms of danger and prevalence.
  • A survey found that one in five drivers are texting while driving. That figure rises to one in three for people aged 18-34.
  • More than 1 trillion text messages were sent worldwide last year.

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