Texting while you are behind the wheel has been proven to be just as deadly as driving with your eyes closed. Even so, many still text and drive-including more adults every day. If you believe the biggest offenders when it comes to texting while driving are teens and young people, reconsider. Courtesy of New Brunswick Patch, and published on April 2nd, 2013, a new survey completed by AT&T shows that adults could be worse than teens when it comes to texting behind the wheel. Forty-nine percent of adults admitted to text messaging while driving. That percentage compares to 43 percent of teen drivers who admit to texting while driving.
Texting is newer for adults than for teens and has taken longer to catch on. Sixty percent of adults said they started texting while driving during the past three years. That is the case even though 98 percent of adults surveyed who responded that they text while driving believe that doing so is a dangerous habit.