The good news is that a majority of motor vehicle drivers–94 percent–agree that texting or e-mailing while driving is unacceptable and percent support laws against reading, typing or sending text messages or emails while driving, according to the not-for-profit AAA Foundation’s 2011 Traffic Safety Culture Index. The bad news is that more than one-third of those drivers reported texting or emailing while driving in the previous month.

According to the survey, 88 percent feel other drivers' talking on a phone is a threat to safety, yet two-thirds admitted to having talked on a cell phone while driving in the past 30 days. The findings also showed that peoples' concern about texting or emailing while driving (95 percent) is on par with drinking and driving (93 percent). Additionally, 87 percent of drivers expressed support for having a law against reading, typing or sending a text message or email while driving and 50 percent of drivers support having a law against the use of any type of cell phone, hand‐held or hands‐free, for all drivers regardless of age.

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