Survey Shows 43 Percent of Teens Admit to Texting and Driving

Published 05/31 2012 11:14AM

Updated 01/22 2013 03:02PM

(DALLAS) A recent survey shows that while 97 percent of teens know texting and driving is dangerous, 43 percent admit to doing it.

The survey, taken by AT&T as part of the "It Can Wait" campaign, also shows that 77 percent of teens say the adults in their lives tell them not to text and drive. However, 41 percent report seeing their parents read or send an email or text while driving.

The survey also concluded the "100 deadliest days" for teen drivers are the days between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Those who take the habit of texting to the road are 23 times more likely to be in an accident.

Another finding in the survey: minorities are more likely to text and drive.

The survey found that 54 percent of Hispanic teens were more likely to text and drive compared to 38 percent of Caucasian teens and 42 percent of African-American teens.

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