More teens texting and driving

Friday, June 8, 2012 - 1:59pm

WACO -- The CDC conducted a national survey that found more than half of all high school seniors were texting and driving.

The survey was done last year and 58 percent of high school seniors said they texted or emailed while driving.

Researchers found texting is now the main way teens communicate, estimating 100 texts per day.

While some studies show teenage drunk driving is down and the use of seat belts is up, texting has increased and is the most dangerous.

"You need to concentrate on driving not texting and just pull over or stop or something or have somebody else in the car do it, but just don't do it while you're driving, it's very, very dangerous," Trooper D.L. Wilson, Department of Public Safety said.

In the last year in Waco there have been three fatal crashes due to cell phones. 

DPS warns it's not just texting that's dangerous but any kind of cell phone use in the car could lead to accidents.  


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