Though we like to think that teens are the ones with a texting problem it turns out that adults are just as likely to text and drive. A recent report by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project found that 47 percent of adults who text have sent or received text messages while driving. However, only 34 percent of texting teens report texting while driving.
For adults this means admitting some of the fault in distracted driving. This serious problem has increased as more adults make the choice to use their cell phones while driving. The recent research found that adults are, “substantially more likely than teens to have talked on their cell phones while driving”.
The distracted driving epidemic has done more than cause minor accidents and injuries. In 2008 nearly 6,000 people died in car accidents that involved distracted driving. Though distracted driving can range from changing the radio to fixing your hair, cell phones are particularly distracting. Many states, including Conn., have passed a ban on talking and texting while driving.
The attorneys at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren urge you to pull over or wait until you reach your destination to talk or text. Doing so may very well save a life.