Survey: Teens Not Taking Texting While Driving Seriously

5:06 PM, Sep 20, 2010   |    comments
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Undated -- Even though texting while driving is illegal, some teens still do not take it seriously. 

According to a new survey from State Farm, many teens view texting while driving less risky than drunk driving. 

Seventy-eight percent of teens think they could get into an accident if they drink and drive, while only 63 percent believe they could get into an accident if they text and drive.

More than 30 states have banned teens texting and driving.
In North Carolina it's illegal for all of us not just teens. 

A University of Utah study found that just using your cell phone while driving is equal to having a blood-alcohol content of .08.
That's the legal definition of drunk driving in most states. 

This is why we're still asking you to take the Great Hang Up pledge to hang up your cell phone to combat distracted driving.

Just click here to take the pledge. You can also read why others signed the pledge and see previous Great Hang Up stories.


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