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Texting While Driving Statistics & Facts

Driving While Texting

Who is Driving While Texting? ,

Over half of teenage drivers admit to texting
or emailing while driving.
But they're not alone...

SOME TEXTING
FAIRLY OFTEN/ Regularly



16-19 51.4% 18.7%
20-24 45.1% 16.4%
25-34 38.7% 14.1%
35-44 22.1% 6.4%
45-54 13.3% 1.0%
55-64 5.6% 0.7%
65-74 1.1%
75+ 2.6%

OVERALL 21% 6.4%

10% 20% 30% 40% 50%


Laws state by state
Nineteen states and the District of Columbia now ban text messaging for all drivers.
Another nine prohibit text messaging by novice drivers.

WA
OR
MT
ID
NY
ME
SD
NV
MN
TX
CA
AK
UT
CO
NE
KS
MI
MO
AR
LA
MS
TN
NC
WV
VA
VT
OK
AL
GA
NM
WI
ND
AZ
KY
OH
HI
IA
FL
NH
MA
RI
CT
NJ
DE
MD
DC

Legend

22 No laws
20 All drivers
8 Novice drivers only
1 Both novice and school bus drivers

<--Number of States


Is That Driver Drunk or Texting?
Texting 8X

You are 4 times more likely to cause an accident
while driving drunk or talking on a cell phone.
You are 8 times more lf to cause an accident while texting!

Talking on Phone** 4x
Drunk (.08 BAC)* 4X

**Hand-Held OR Hands-Free
* Most states consider a person
legally intoxicated if his or her
Blood Alcohol Content is .08 or greater

Texting While Driving Statistics & Facts

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