Even Commuters Habitually Text While Driving More than Teens

textingcomputingCommuters on freeways and highways across America watch out almost half of commuters self-reported texting while driving almost half of those who did called it a “habit” reported a survey commissioned by AT&T.

Commuters are texting and driving even more than teens. [rss-cut]

In a recent study 49% of commuters admitted to texting while driving compared to 43% of teens.

Previously three years ago, six in 10 commuters say they never texted while driving.

Almost all(98%) of commuters surveyed said they know sending a text or email while driving isn’t safe.

Survey sponsor AT&T is calling on employers to help end texting while driving by taking action during National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, and beyond.

Texting While CommutingThrough It Can Wait, AT&T has reached millions with the insight that most text messages are trivial, and no text is worth dying for.

Teens a big focus of the stop texting while driving compaigns.

Austin Wierschke, a two-time LG U.S. National Texting Championis urging nearly 200 of his classmates at Three Lakes High School to never text and drive as part of our It Can Wait campaign.

Those who send text messages while driving are 23 times more likely to be in a crash.  If employees are texting while driving in company cars, then the business is liable.