NEWARK (CBSNewYork) — Nearly three-quarters of young New Jersey drivers surveyed said they’ve witnessed a friend texting while driving.
Auto insurance company Plymouth Rock Assurance surveyed 1,000 drivers between the ages of 17 and 25 in the state, WCBS 880’s Ginny Kosola reported. Of those, 70 percent of those polled said they’ve seen a friend texting while behind the wheel. Seventy percent also said they’ve witnessed a friend driving while using a cellphone without hands-free technology.
A quarter of those surveyed said they’ve seen a parent texting while driving, and 60 percent said they’ve watched a parent use a phone without hands-free technology while behind the wheel.