Americans Texting and Driving at Greater Rates Than Europeans

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A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that drivers in the United States are more likely to text or talk on their cellphones than are those in much of Western Europe.  Vehicle operators were asked their driving habits over the month prior as part of the research, and in the United States, almost a third of respondents admitted that they had read or sent an email or a text in that time period.  Although Portugal posted a similar percentage, only about 15% of drivers in Spain texted thusly.  For phone calls, the results were even more disparate.  69% of American admitted talking on their phones, compared with 21% in the U.K. and 59% in Portugal, the highest percentage among European countries.

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