Take out your wireless device. Read the last text message you sent or received aloud. Would reading or responding to that text message from behind the wheel be worth the risk of getting into a car accident -- or worse? Our goal is to educate all wireless users on the risks of texting while driving. AT&T is committed to putting an end to this dangerous behavior and our message is simple, yet vital: When it comes to texting and driving, It Can Wait®.
Fact Sheet: AT&T's It Can Wait® Campaign
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Recent AT&T surveys found that texting while driving is prominent among both teenagers and business commuters. Read the key statistics to the right or watch videos on our survey results below.
Texting While Driving Statistics and Commuter Poll Results
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AT&T commuter survey findings
Nearly half of commuters (49 percent) admitted to texting while driving — a higher rate than reported by teens (43 percent).
- They are doing so more than they used to. Six in 10 commuters said they never texted while driving three years ago.
- Texting while driving continues despite knowing the risks. 98 percent said sending a text or email while driving isn’t safe.
- For many, it has become a habit. More than 40 percent of those who admitted to texting while driving called it a habit.
News Release: Nearly Half of Commuters Admit to Texting While Driving
AT&T teen driver survey findings
97 percent of teens say texting while driving is dangerous — but 43 percent admit to doing so.
- Almost all teens (nine in 10) expect a reply to a text or email within five minutes or less, which puts pressure on them to respond while driving.
- According to 77 percent of teens, adults tell kids not text or email while driving — yet adults do it themselves "all the time."
AT&T Teen Driver Survey - Executive Summary
- Hispanic teens (54 percent) are more likely to admit to the practice of texting while driving than Caucasian (41 percent) and African American (42 percent) teens.
AT&T Teen Driver Survey - Minority Findings