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Texting and driving: adults vs. teens

We know it's dangerous, but still, the CDC estimates a third of drivers on the street today are texting at the wheel. And it's not just teen drivers, turns out adult drivers are also easily distracted.

A new report from the centers for disease control shows one in three drivers texts while driving and a majority talk on their cell phones.

Meanwhile, it appears those who drive on the left are doing more of the right thing. The CDC report found just 21-percent of drivers in the UK talk on their cell phones while on the road compared to 69-percent of US drivers. Texting while driving is also significantly lower in Europe.

It's unclear whether the reasons for the differences lie in policies or culture or both. Car makers worldwide now offer hands-free telephone systems like bluetooth.

To learn more about preventing texting behind the wheel visit distraction.gov

 

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