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Study Says 45% Of Teenagers Text While Driving, News 2 Went Looking To See If It's Just Teens

10:22 PM, May 13, 2013   |    comments
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Triad, NC-- A new study by researchers for the Center For Disease Control shows that 45% of teenagers text while driving.

A discussion about the study at WFMY made us wonder is it just teenagers?  WFMY News 2's Liz Crawford investigates to find out who really is texting and driving on Triad roadways.

Read here: Study: 45 Percent Of Teens Text While Driving

North Carolina is 1 of 39 states that has a texting ban for all drivers. That law went into effect in December 2009. If you're caught texting and driving, it's a $100 fine plus court fees.

However, the study shows that texting laws have little effect on teenagers who text and drive.

There are phone apps to prevent teenagers from texting and driving.

Check it out: 12 Apps to Stop Texting and Driving

List of Apps: Cellcontrol, CellSafety, DriveSafe.ly, iZUP, Key2SafeDriving, OTTER, Sprint Drive First, StopTxting, Textecution, T-Mobile's DriveSmart, tXtBlocker, Vlingo

Know The Law: Teen Drivers and Cell Phone Use

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