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30% of young people text while driving

Remember the old adage about young people thinking they are invinvible behind the wheel? Well, now theres statistical proof!

In a recent survey conducted by Consumer Reports for their April issue, 30% of young people admitted to texting while behind the wheel. 63% of the survey respondents, who were under 30, told Consumer Reports they had used their handheld phones while driving within the month of March.

For respondents 30 and older, only 4% used their handheld phones while driving and 9% admitted to texting while driving.

According to Consumer Reports, 36 percent of survey respondents who are 18 to 29 years old said they were “very concerned” with the problem of distracted driving caused by handheld phones.

Interestingly enough, both the Consumers Union and the U.S. Department of Transportation have jointly released a public service announcement via a very cool YouTube video regarding this matter.

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