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Texting in traffic: Adults worse than teens

-and they admit that it's wrong
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Forget teenagers. Adults are the biggest texting-while-driving problem in the USA. What's worse — they know it's wrong. Almost half of all adults admit to texting while driving in a survey by AT&T provided to USA TODAY, compared with 43% of teenagers. More than 98% of adults — almost all of them — admit they know it's wrong.


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Distracted driving in the United States and Europe

Take steps to be safe on the road. Start by practicing good driving habits. Don’t text and drive.
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Have you ever read or sent a text message while driving and then had to slam on the brakes to avoid hitting another car? Or have you missed an exit or turn because you were distracted by a phone call? It only takes seconds for a crash to happen.


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Distracted driving? There’s an app for that

U.S. drivers more distracted than Europeans
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Every day in the U.S., 9 people are killed and more than 1,060 are injured in crashes that involve distracted driving, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Using a cell phone, texting, and eating are all forms of distracted driving, but so are in-vehicle technologies such as navigation systems.


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Distracted walking a big danger, too

Many pedestrians hit by cars are distracted by mobile devices
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Pediatricians are being urged to advise parents and patients about pedestrian safety by the authors of a new study showing that child pedestrians are often hit by cars because they are distracted by mobile devices, such as MP3 players and cell phones.


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DOT uses TV show to warn young people about distracted driving

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The DOT is partnering with the FOX TV show Glee to help warn young drivers about the dangers of texting or talking on a cell phone while driving.


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DOT uses “faces” to illustrate distracted driving dangers

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The Department of Transportation (DOT)’s “Faces of Distracted Driving” campaign draws attention to the toll that distracted driving takes on its victims. Sadly, the public service effort shows no signs of running out of subjects.


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Feds announce plan to combat “distraction epidemic”

California, Delaware will get millions for pilot projects
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The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has released a “Blueprint for Ending Distracted Driving” that offers a comprehensive strategy to address the growing and dangerous practice of using handheld cell phones behind the wheel.


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Driving while distracted

Texting drivers 23 times more likely to crash
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Is distracted driving really a problem?
Distracted driving kills. The friends, family, and neighbors of the thousands of people killed each year in distracted driving crashes will tell you it is a very serious safety problem. The nearly half a million people injured each year will agree.


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Alabama becomes 38th state to ban texting while driving

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Alabama Governor Robert Bentley last week signed into law a prohibition on text messaging while driving.


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Young people stay mum about distracted driving, study shows

DOT design contest for students hopes to get them talking
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Young people are the least likely passengers to speak up if their driver is talking on a cell phone or texting.


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