Nearly one-in-five U.S. drivers have read or sent a text message while behind the wheel even though nearly all of the respondents in an AAA survey released on Friday considered it unacceptable. And, in another survey commissioned by Ford Motor Company, 93 percent of 1,000 licensed drivers surveyed support a nationwide ban on texting while behind the wheel. AAA says surveys of its members also favor a ban, a step that is supported by Ford and other major automakers. FYI, anti-texting legislation is a major legislative initiative for AAA national. Closer to home, FBA is supporting similar legislation during the 2010 Florida legislative session, which begins in March.
BTW, I couldn’t locate the AAA survey. Will keep looking for it and update this post with a link if/when I find it.
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