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State troopers and local police officers listed cellphone use as a contributing factor in 3,283 accidents in 2012
In fact, a ConnectSafely.org1 survey found that individuals who speak up can have a profound impact, particularly on teens.
- 78% of teen drivers say they’re likely not to text and drive if friends tell them it's wrong or stupid.
- 90% say they’d stop if a friend in the car asked them to.
- 93% would stop if a parent in the car asked them to.
- 44% say that they would be thankful if a passenger complained about their texting while driving.
Last year, Grand Prairie had 71 accidents caused by driver distraction, including two school buses hit by drivers who were texting, according to city spokeswoman Amy Sprinkles.
Recent AT&T surveys found that texting while driving is prominent among both teenagers and business commuters. Read the key statistics to the right or watch videos on our survey results below.