If you think it is teenagers who are primarily guilty of sending text messages while driving, think again.
According to a new poll from the Pew Internet and American Life Project
, adults are more likely to have performed this behind-the-wheel juggling act, as well as talking on cellphones from the driver’s seat.
The poll, released last Friday, contrasted its adult results from earlier this year with a 2009 survey of teenagers. Both were conducted for Pew by Princeton Survey Research Associates International
In the 2009 poll, 34 percent of 16- and 17-year-olds who used their phones for sending text messages said they had done so while driving. In the 2010 poll, 47 percent of adults [who use text messaging] admitted to it.
Adults also lead when it comes to talking on cellphones while driving. According to the latest Pew poll, 75 percent of cellphone-owning adults say they have talked on the phone while driving, compared with just over half (52 percent) of 16- and 17-year-olds in the earlier survey.Read More