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“More New Jersey drivers than ever admit to sending text messages from behind the wheel, with 25% now saying that they have done so in the past few years, a 20% increase from last year, when 21% said that they had done so. In 2008, only 15% of drivers said that they had sent a text while driving. According to a recent study by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind Poll, co-sponsored by the state’s Division of
Highway Traffic Safety, despite this increase in texting and high levels of speeding among young people and commuters, New Jersey drivers say that their neighbors in New York are the worst behind a wheel.
In previous years, increases in texting were sparked by drivers under the age of 30, but this is no longer the case. While the youngest drivers are more likely to text than any other age group (56% of drivers under age 30 say that they’ve sent a text while behind the wheel), the increase in this year’s study can be attributed to drivers aged 30 to 60. In this year’s study, 37% of drivers 30 to 44 years of age say they’ve sent a text while driving, up 9 points from last year, and 17% of drivers 45 to 60 years of age say they’ve
done so, up from 12% in 2009. Among drivers between 30 and 60 years of age, the number who admit to texting while driving has increased dramatically since 2008. “

MLA Citation:

“Jersey Drivers Text More; Say New Yorkers Are Worse.” Fairleigh Dickinon University, 10 Jul. 2010.  (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <>.

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APA Citation:

Jersey drivers text more; say New Yorkers are worse. (2010, Jul. 10). Fairleigh Dickinson University. Retrieved from

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