Recently Published Report by PEW Internet

Posted by on November 17, 2009 at 2:05 pm.

“Teens and Distracted Driving”

Overview

One in four (26%) of American teens of driving age say they have texted while driving, and half (48%) of all teens ages 12 to 17 say they’ve been a passenger while a driver has texted behind the wheel.

These findings form the centerpiece of a new report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project that looks at teens, mobile phones and distracted driving. The report is based on a telephone survey of 800 teens ages 12-17 and a parent or guardian as well as 9 focus groups with middle and high school students.


  • avatar Muriel says:

    @Kerry – so true! In fact, I have seen more adults texting and on their mobile phones than teenagers. I think that we have developed such an instant gratification culture that no one wants to wait that 15 minutes until they finish their trip to text or call someone. No. They have to do it now. Thanks for sharing those statistics!

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  • avatar Kerry says:

    It’s not just teens that are texting and emailing while driving. Although many texts text and drive so do parents, business workers, and people of all kind. Texting while driving should be banned. There is no reason for anyone to text and drive. It’s not worth the chance or taking you or someone else’s life. Don’t take the chance. Like said on Oprah “Don’t Tempt F8 That Txt Can W8”

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