The public often cites teens as being the most common offenders of texting behind the wheel.
However, a recent survey by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that adult drivers ages 25-39 were the most likely to admit to texting while driving.
Peter Kissinger, President and CEO of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, says, “It is discouraging that cell phone usage picks up when drivers gain more experience, as using a phone can lead to dangerous distractions behind the wheel.”
Two out of three drivers reported using a cell while driving within the past month.
Forty-three percent of adults ages 25-39 reported doing so fairly often or regularly while driving, compared to only 20 percent of teens.
Motorists age 60 and up were the least likely to report using a phone.
“Using your phone while driving may seem safe, but it roughly quadruples your risk of being in a crash according to previous research,” said Chuck Mai, spokesman for AAA Oklahoma. “None of us is immune from the dangers of distracted driving. The best advice is to hang up and drive.”
More than one-in-four motorists reported sending a text or email while driving within the past month.