Adults worse than teens for distracted driving - Tucson News Now

Adults worse than teens for distracted driving

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Distracted driving can be deadly and could happen because of food, the radio and of course the cell phone.

When getting behind the wheel of a car, put the cell phone away. It distracts hands, eyes and the brain.  That is the message during April, the National Distracted Driving Awareness month. 

There were 12,000 accidents involving texting and driving in Arizona in 2011. 

Once again Arizona lawmakers failed to approve a statewide ban against texting and driving this week.  They say it's already covered by reckless driving. 

There have been four tickets issued in the year since Tucson passed its own no-texting ordinance. 

A USA Today survey found that texting and driving is more common among adults than teen.

The survey says 49 percent of adults admit that they texted behind the wheel, compared with 43 percent of teens surveyed.

Safety officials are saying don't text and drive, and warn against other distracted driving, such as eating and putting on make-up. 

So here is an easy solution, get up a little earlier, spend a few more minutes with us in the mornings, and get to where you are going safely.

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