Editorial: "It Can Wait!" - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Editorial: "It Can Wait!"

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

According to a recent survey by AT&T provided to the USA TODAY, almost half of all adults admit to texting while driving, compared with 43% of teenagers. More than 98% of the adults admitted they knew it was wrong and 6 out of  10 say they weren't texting while driving just three years ago.

Now assuming all the teenagers were telling the truth about their texting practices while driving this study is alarming to say the least.  Mom and dad's – if there was ever a time to lead by example by putting down the phone, this would be it.

Each day according to the another study by the Centers for Disease Control, approximately nine people are killed and more than 1,060 injured in crashes caused by distracted driving.

While the government doesn't specifically track texting-related crashes it considers texting while driving the most dangerous form of distraction because it involves the eyes, the hands and the mind.

So parents and teens do yourself and those around you on the highway a favor and delay the retrieval and response to emails and texts while driving … your life and those lives around you depend on it.

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