If you text-and-drive a lot, you’re probably a bad driver in general, not just when you’re on your phone.
A study at Penn looked at young drivers under 25. And the ones who text-and-drive were also more likely to ignore speed limits, run red lights, and pass people aggressively.
Almost half of drivers in the poll had already been in at least one fender bender. And 73% of those drivers were people who text-and-drive a lot.
Another recent study looked at the top five things we worry about other drivers doing. And half of people said texting is #1. The top five are texting . . . road rage . . . speeding . . . tailgating . . . and failing to yield.