IT Management Slideshow: Texting While Driving: We Don't Practice What We Preach

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 10-20-2011

Texting While Driving: We Don't Practice What We Preach

95% 95% of respondents view texting or emailing by other drivers to be a serious threat to their own personal safety.

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35%35% of respondents admit that they have read or sent a text or email while driving in the previous month.

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88%88% of survey respondents believe that talking on the phone while driving is a threat to safety. 

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Two-thirdsTwo-thirds of respondents admit they've talked on a cell phone while driving in the past month.

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95%95% of respondents say they have concerns about people who text/email while driving, compared to 93% who say they have concerns about those who drink and drive.

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28%Of the 66% of respondents who admit to talking on a cellphone while driving in the past month, 28% say they've answered calls while driving on a freeway with heavy traffic more than half the time.

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15%Of the 35% of respondents who admit that they have read or sent a text or email while driving in the previous month, 15% say they do so while driving on residential streets regularly or fairly often.

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9%Of the 35% of respondents who admit that they have read or sent a text or email while driving in the previous month, 9% say they have done so while on a freeway with heavy traffic regularly or fairly often.

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