Eight in 10 drivers say that it’s never safe to text, e-mail or use a smartphone while driving, according to a recent survey. Yet 50 percent of those same drivers reported making calls on their phones and 15 percent of drivers admit to sending and reading text messages while driving.
These are the findings from the GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test, which polled 5,130 licensed drivers ages 16-65, from 50 states and the District of Columbia. The test, which was administered online by TNS, a custom research agency, also revealed the safest states in which to drive. National data was weighted to percentage of state population, age, gender and ethnicity.
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