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Texting While Driving is on the Increase

textingTexting while driving has been an issue for some time, and you usually associate it with younger drivers, but I see a lot of older drivers with their phones in their hands and not paying to their surroundings when I am driving down the road. A study by State Farm states there has been a significant increase in this behavior with drivers over 30 years of age.


Here are some of their findings:

  • Ages 65+ 23% in 2011 to 39% in 2013
  • Ages 50-64 44% in 2011 to 64% in 2013
  • Ages 40-49 47% in 2011 to 82% in 2013
  • Ages 30-39 60% in 2011 to 86% in 2013
  • Ages 18-29 78% in 2011 to 86% in 2013

Even with the increase in hands-free phone devices and blue tooth in vehicles, our phones and more devices such as tablets do more all the time, Internet, Twitter, emails, and messengers, and I am sure there are some things I don’t know or have.
If you are driving, put it down and drive safe, it only takes a second to hurt you, your family, or others. It is not worth taking the chance of altering your life in such a negative way.


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