A recent State Farm survey of 652 14- to 17-year-olds, conducted by Harris Interactive, found that 57 percent said they sent text messages while driving. A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration telephone survey discovered that drivers ages 18-20 reported the highest level of cell phone use in a crash or near-accident, and were three times as likely to report reading or sending a text or email than drivers over 25.


Today’s teens send an average of 60 text messages a day, according to a recent Pew Research study. A survey of 1,243 teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17 by the company TextPlus finds 58 percent of respondents would ask out their date via text message.


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