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Talking and texting behind the wheel

Whether the practice is dangerous or not, more two-thirds of American drivers admit to having talked on their cellphone while driving in the past 30 days. And nearly a third of them say they had read or sent text messages or email behind the wheel. Both of these numbers are the highest of eight countries surveyed. (In the United Kingdom, which has tough rules, only one in five drivers talked behind the wheel.) These findings come from the Centers for Disease Control's newest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, which can be read in full at Florida is one of only five states without any type of texting while driving restriction, but the Legislature is considering several bills this session. Here is the breakdown by age and gender on Americans who talk and text behind the wheel.

Talking and texting behind the wheel 03/19/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 5:31pm]
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