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Teens are texting while driving, with deadly consequences

July 5, 2012

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its annual National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, finding that although teen drivers are wearing their seat belts more and driving while intoxicated less, one in three teens has texted or emailed while driving in the last 30 days. “Texting or emailing while driving can have deadly consequences that are entirely preventable,” said Howell Wechsler, director of the agency’s Division of Adolescent and School Health.


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