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More Than 4 in 10 U.S. Teens Text While Driving: Survey
Date:5/5/2013

annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

Because this study was presented at a medical meeting, the data and conclusions should be viewed as preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

"Although teens may be developmentally predisposed to engage in risk-taking behavior, reducing the prevalence of texting while driving is an obvious and important way to ensure the health and safety of teen drivers, their passengers and the surrounding public," Bailin said.

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The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has more about distracted driving.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: American Academy of Pediatrics, news release, May 4, 2013


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