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A new survey done by AT&T shows that most people are still texting and driving, despite knowing that it is dangerous and illegal.  The survey they conducted shows that three quarters of drivers admit to texting while they drive. 

Two-thirds of drivers say that they have read a text message while stopped at a red light, and quarter of people say they've sent one. When asked why they still text while driving, 43% of people said they did it because they wanted to stay connected to family, friends, and work. One-third of people said they simply did it out of habit. The survey was done by AT&T as part of a campaign aimed to end texting and driving.

According to the Center for Disease Control, 3,328 people died in 2012 from distracted driving. Another 421,000 were injured.



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