New study: Men more likely to downplay risk of texting and driving

The simulation setup is part of the national , promoted by the health and wellness organization Unite International. The three-month tour has been visiting high schools and colleges for about two weeks. Students are allowed to experience the risk of texting and driving, or drunk driving, without being in a dangerous situation. Other Texas schools the tour has visited include Abilene Christian University and Houston St. Thomas University.

The next question was if they think there is any risk of texting and driving

I asked students if they think it is okay to text and drive. 68% said that it's never okay to text and drive; 32% said that it is okay. The next question was if they think there is any risk of texting and driving. 64% said lots, 25% said some, and 7% said that there is no risk. The next question on the survey was "Do you text while driving?" An alarming 68% said, “Yes.” That means about 63 out of 93 students text and drive. Some of the 68% said that it would take the adoption of laws making it illegal or even an accident to stop them from texting and driving. Some said that nothing could change their habit.

Study: Teens who text and drive take even more risks

The participants were also asked to rate the perceived risk of texting and driving on a five-point scale

The Risks of Texting while Driving — Digital Responsibility

The Risks of Texting while Driving