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Many Houston teens text every time they drive: UMTRI/Toyota survey

July 23, 2013

Toyota Motor today announced Houston findings from a major, national study of teen drivers (ages 16 to 18) and parents of teen drivers conducted jointly with the UMTRI.

The UMTRI/Toyota Teen Driver Distraction Study, the largest scientific survey of its kind, found that twenty-seven percent of Houston teens said they read a text or email every time they drive, compared to nearly thirty percent nationally. Twenty-four percent respond to a text while driving, which is the same as the national average for teens. Perhaps even more alarming, about one in five Houston teens (22 percent) have extended conversations via text message while driving.

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