Texting and Driving Overtake Drunk Driving As #1 Killer

That's right. And teens who text and drive at the same time are also more likely to not wear seatbelts and partake in other risky behavior behind the wheel. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey found that 45 percent of teens said they sent a text or email while driving at least once in the last month. Of these, more than one in four said they did it every day. Students who said they had sent a text or email while driving were also five times more likely to say that they had driven a car when drinking alcohol at least once in the past month.