Latest in Driving

Image credit:

Poll: Americans overwhelmingly against texting while driving, in theory

Chris Ziegler
August 13, 2007
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Be honest, when's the last time you responded to a text message from behind the wheel? If you're in with the majority of cellphone-toting Americans, you've done it -- though you probably also think it should be outlawed. A recent poll of about 2,000 US adults found that some 57 percent had participated in a little SMS action while driving at some point in their lives, but they were at least cognizant of its danger, with 91 percent guessing it was as dangerous as driving on a couple drinks. We'd guess as much, too -- if not more so, considering that texting takes brain function and your eyes away from the road. 89 percent of the polled folks want the practice outlawed, which really makes us wonder about those two percent that know it's dangerous and want to keep on doing it. Let us know to stay away with a bumper sticker on your jalopy, k?

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Presenting the Best of CES 2021 winners!

Presenting the Best of CES 2021 winners!

View
Smartwatches may detect the signs of COVID-19 before you know you're sick

Smartwatches may detect the signs of COVID-19 before you know you're sick

View
Scientists may have found the background ripples of the universe

Scientists may have found the background ripples of the universe

View
Parler's website is back up, but the service is still unavailable

Parler's website is back up, but the service is still unavailable

View
'Apex Legends' season 8 adds a new demolitionist character

'Apex Legends' season 8 adds a new demolitionist character

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr