Nine out of 10 high-schoolers chose not to drink and drive in 2011, according to the CDC. Safety advocacy groups and government agencies have worked with youths and parents on the issue.
Few dispute that texting while driving is risky. But the usual solution – laws banning behind-the-wheel texting – has not made a dent in the number of car crashes, according to new safety findings.
The report puts the number of car crashes caused by cell phone use and texting at 1.6 million – one million more than previously thought. A new advocacy group against 'distracted driving' is patterned after Mothers Against Drunk Driving.