Americans want to ban SMS while driving

Americans want to ban SMS while driving

89 % of the American adults believe that sending SMS text messages or emails while driving is distracting, dangerous, and should be outlawed, according to a new survey commissioned by mobile messaging service Pinger and conducted by Harris Interactive. Similar numbers (91 percent) of adults thought that drivers distracted by sending text messages or mobile email were as dangerous as drivers who had a couple of drinks.   Even though the overwhelming majority of adults thought driving while texting is dangerous, 66 % who drive a car and have used text messaging said they had read SMS or emails while they were driving, and 57 % of the same population admitted to sending text messages or emails from behind the wheel.

“We all know that distracted driving is dangerous, especially when drivers take their eyes off the road to text message,” said Greg Woock, CEO of Pinger. “But, as these numbers show, people want to stay connected when they’re on the go. Pinger allows drivers...
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