Nightly News   |  March 28, 2013

Study: Adults text more on road than young drivers

A new survey from AT&T polled more than 1000 adults and found nearly half admitted to texting while driving, a higher number than the teens who admitted to doing the same thing. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> new stats out tonight on texting and e-mailing while driving. a new at&t study shows adults do it more than young drivers, though it is possible they are more willing to admit it in a survey. the cdc says it kills nine americans a day. your chances of causing an accident are a full 23 times higher if you're using a device while driving because when you think about it, it occupies your eyes, your hands and your mind, the very same things you need to drive.