It’s no secret that teens like to text. In fact, most prefer text messaging over in-person or telephone-enabled interpersonal contact. It’s also no secret that teens continue to text while driving, one of many “driving while distracted” classifications and a growing risk now mitigated by property/casualty insurers.

A recent survey of 652 U.S. teens (ages 14-17 and including 280 who have a driver's license or permit and 362 who plan to get a driver's license) conducted by Harris Interactive for State Farm found that 57 percent of U.S. teens with a driver’s license admit to texting while driving.

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