Texting and Driving not limited to teens
When it comes to texting and driving, the headlines would make you believe that only teenagers are guilty of this serious infraction. Television shows a public service announcement showing a care-free group of kids looking forward to a day of fun and laughs. This all comes to a stop when the driver causes a major crack-up by composing a text while driving. In the next second, there is screaming, crying, twisted metal and blood. But is this reality? The truth is that the same percentage of teenagers (27%) and adults are guilty of texting and driving. According to the report by Pew's Internet and the American Life Project, when you throw in both sending AND reading texts while driving, adults win big by a 47% figure compared to the 34% of teenagers who are guilty. What about yakking on the phone while driving, who is the bigger offender? It is the grownups again, by a margin of 61% to 43%. And adults don't even need to be in a car to cause damage while using a handset. 17% of them admit to bumping into something...or someone, while walking and talking or texting, with a cellphone in their hand.