KUSA - Nearly half of commuters report they have texted while driving in a recent poll sponsored by AT&T. More than 40 percent of those who did text and drive called it a "habit," according to the poll.
Commuters are texting and driving even more than teens - 49 percent, compared to 43 percent.
The problem has gotten worse. Six in 10 commuters say they never texted while driving three years ago.
"Texting while driving is a deadly habit that makes you 23 times more likely to be involved in a crash," Bill Soards, President, AT&T-Colorado, said. "Awareness of the dangers of texting and driving has increased, but people are still doing it. With this expanded effort, we hope to change behavior. Together, we can help save lives."
That's why AT&T is calling on employers to help end texting. They are asking businesses to join the more than 165 organizations already engaged in the It Can Wait movement.
Take the pledge and find sample policies, technologies and communications materials available free at http://att.com/itcanwait.
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