Survey: Adults text more than teens while driving

Do adults really text while driving more than teens or are they just more willing to admit it?

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By Doug Gross

(CNN) — If you’re holding onto the stereotype about foolhardy teens fiddling with their smartphones while driving, you might want to look at yourself first.

In a new survey by AT&T, almost half of adults admitted to texting while driving, compared to a slightly smaller number of teens who fessed up to the same thing. About 49 percent of adults say they’ve sent a text while behind the wheel, according to a new survey conducted for the mobile company, compared with 43 percent of teens in a survey from last April.

And here’s the thing — they all know it’s wrong.

A full 98 percent of respondents said they’re aware that texting and driving isn’t safe.

The report is part of AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign, designed to discourage texting while driving. Started in 2009, the campaign was ramped up last year with a…

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