KU Professor Finds Texting And Driving Prevalent

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A University of Kansas researcher has found texting while driving is widespread among students.

Associate psychology professor Paul Atchley led a recent survey of 400 college students aged 18 to 30 on their texting and driving habits.

The university said in a news result that 95% of the students were likely to initiate or answer a text message while driving. That included those who said they engaged in the behavior while stopped in traffic.

Atchley says the study shows the practice is common, and likely to become far more common in the future.

Some of the funding for the study came from KU's Transportation Research Institute.


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