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    Great Hang Up: Texting and driving

    10:19 PM, Apr 20, 2012   |    comments
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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - As a part of our Great Hang Up campaign to bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving, Craig O'Neill talks to Gary Stephenson with State Farm. Click the video player to watch the interview.

    Here are some texting and driving facts:

    • Texting while driving equal to danger of drunk driving
    • 38 states ban cell phone use while driving
    • Cell phone use accounts for over 2600 accidents yearly
    • Over 50% of teens nationally use cell phones while driving
    • Car accidents leading cause of death in 15-20 yr. olds
    • Teen texting while driving is considered to be epidemic
    • 48% of teens admit to being passenger of texting driver
    • Utah sentence for texting and driving 15 yrs.
    • Teens receive or send over 2800 messages per month
    • 61% of teens admit to risky driving behavior

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