Teenagers Texting While Driving Have Doubled Since 2010

April 9, 2013 4:32 am

We spotted this rather dangerous stat today – since the year 2010, the number of teenagers texting while driving has doubled. Where do these numbers come from? The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (Source)

Before you try to digest that number, here are some more numbers showing how widespread the problem really is:

1. At any given time there are more than 600,000 drivers using a cell phone or some other electronic device
2. Almost half, or 48.6%, of all drivers in the U.S. have admitted to answering incoming phone calls
3. One in four has admitted to placing a call

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