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Study Says Teens Often Text and Drive

Posted By Houston Personal Injury Attorney || 5-Feb-2011

Reports say that according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, cell phone use played a role in 18 percent of all fatal distracted driving crashes.

More than three-quarters of teens under 17 have cell phones, and almost 90% of those use texting. Moreover, more than half of those texters use the capability daily, the majority more than 50 texts a day.  Of those, more than a third admitted to texting while driving, reports say. And up to 40% of passenger claim to have been in a car when the driver used a cell phone, saying they feared for the safety of themselves and others.

The study was reportedly based on a parent-teen survey which sampled less than 1000 teens and pre-teens in 4 US cities in 2009.

With extensive experience in traffic-related litigation, The Doan Law Firm P.C. is credited as an expert in the field of traffic safety and traffic death. For information on the laws surrounding auto safety, the Doan Law Firm, P.C., led by Houston personal injury attorney Jimmy Doan, has extensive experience. Contact the Doan Law Firm, P.C. at 1 Riverway, Suite 2055, Houston, Texas 77056, (713) 869-4747 or (800) 910-FIRM.

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