Survey Shows Public Support For Ban on Text Messaging While Driving

Following the news yesterday of calls to ban text messaging while driving, Nationwide Insurance just released a survey showing broad public support for such a ban — 8 in 10 Americans. On the down side, nearly half of drivers (49%) say a law restricting use of cell phones would not change their behavior, claiming that they don’t currently use cell phones while driving. Funny, because, according to Nationwide’s survey in 2008, “80 percent of drivers admit to talking on their cell phone while driving.” Either 30% of respondents suddently stopped using cell phones while driving, or people are in serious denial.

Driving While Distracted Survey [Nationwide Insurance]

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