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Distracted Driving: Survey Says!

Well the distracted driving bandwagon is certainly picking up speed. Let's just hope that whomever is driving the bandwagon isn't texting at the same time.

The latest bit of news to come across my in-box were the results of a survey done by Nationwide Insurance. The survey found that eight in 10 Americans support legislation banning texting while driving. Additionally, 67 percent support restrictions on phone calls while driving.

I wonder if those 67 percent support restrictions on other people using cell phones, since certainly more than 33 percent of the people I see on the road have a phone to their ear. I think it's about half. That's an unscientific survey. What have you noticed?

By John Kelly  |  September 2, 2009; 9:25 AM ET
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Ihaven't seen that high a percentage, but what's happening at any one time isn't totally relevant. I would guess that if you took the 5 drivers in front and 5 behind you and followed them all the way home, half would use their cell phone during that trip.

Posted by: ah___ | September 2, 2009 10:21 AM | Report abuse

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