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Distracted Driving Widespread Among People Under 30

Distracted Driving  Widespread Among People Under 30

POSTED: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 12:04pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 6:26pm

A new poll shows that distracted driving is widespread among young people.

The U.S. Department of Transportation and Consumer Reports Magazine have released a poll that says 63% of people under 30 acknowledge driving while using a handheld phone, and 30 percent say they've sent text messages while behind the wheel.

Is this a problem in El Paso? We spoke with authorities and teens to find out more. Tune into Newschannel 9 at 5 p.m. or later today, to get the details.

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i very rarely see a younger person doing text or talk on phone. i do however see older people mainly women talking and trying to drive with one hand. these women are usually in parking lots or are trying to get out blocking traffic either in front of them or behind how many over the age of 30 will admit doing so. i will signed by a grandmother with lots of children.

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