New Insights On Texting and Driving Survey

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A new article in the Los Angeles Times provides some additional perspective on the recently released study which claimed that manual texting and voice-activated texting at the wheel tend to have the same negative impact on driving ability.  The author compares the results of that study with a AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study which found that only 26% of people copped to sending a text while driving.  This somewhat conflicts with survey results held in unison with the aforementioned texting study.  That survey found that 52% of people claimed they had texted at the wheel, while 72% said they did so at red lights.  It would appear that a person’s definition of texting shifts depending on the way the question is phrased.

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