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Drive Under Influence Texting


  • 75% of all American teens ages 12-17 own a cell phone, and 66% use their phones to send or receive text messages.

  • Older teens are more likely than younger teens to have cell phones and use text messaging; 82% of teens ages 16-17 have a cell phone and 76% of that cohort are cell texters.

  • One in three (34%) texting teens ages 16-17 say they have texted while driving. That translates into 26% of all American teens ages 16-17.

  • Half (52%) of cell-owning teens ages 16-17 say they have talked on a cell phone while driving. That translates into 43% of all American teens ages 16-17.

  • 48% of all teens ages 12-17 say they have been in a car when the driver was texting.

  • 40% say they have been in a car when the driver used a cell phone in a way that put themselves or others in danger.