Commuters are texting and driving even more than teens—49%, as compared to 43% for teens (teen survey conducted by Beck Research on behalf of AT&T). Six in 10 commuters say they never texted while driving three years ago.
98% of commuters surveyed said they know sending a text or email while driving isn’t safe. According to Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, those who send text messages while driving are 23 times more likely to be in a crash.
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. It’s asking businesses to join the more than 165 organizations already engaged in the Texting & Driving-It Can Wait movement, and to use the policies, technologies and communications materials available free at att.com/itcanwait to help move their employees beyond being aware of the danger to making a personal commitment not to text and drive.