Study finds fewer Texas teens using cell phones while driving
Fewer Texas teens are talking on their cell phones and texting while driving – that’s what the results of a study conducted by the Teens in the Driver Seat Center of the Texas Transportation Institute show.
Over the course of two years, researchers surveyed more than 18,000 Texas high school students about their usage of cell phones while driving. Students from both urban and rural schools were included.
The percentage of teens who say they talk on the phone while driving dropped from 52% to 46% for urban teens and from 66% to 52% for rural teens. The percentages also dropped with regard to texting while driving, with the numbers falling from 47% to 42% for urban teens and 58% to 48% for rural teens.
Those percentages should drastically decline as it is now illegal for drivers under the age of 18 to use a cell phone while driving, a law that went into effect on September 1st of this year.
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