I thought this report from the Pew that shows that adults are just as likely as teens to text while driving and more likely than teens to talk on their cell phones while driving:
One in four (27%) American adults say they have texted while driving, the same proportion as the number of driving age teens (26%) who say they have texted while driving.
“Fully 61% of adults say they have talked on their cell phones while they were behind the wheel. That is considerably greater than the number of 16- and 17-year-olds (43%) who have talked on their cells while driving. In addition, 49% of adults say they have been passengers in a car when the driver was sending or reading text messages on their cell phone. Overall, 44% of adults say they have been passengers of drivers who used the cell phone in a way that put themselves or others in danger.
Beyond driving, one in six (17%) cell-toting adults say they have been so distracted while talking or texting that they have physically bumped into another person or an object. That amounts to 14% of all American adults who have been so engrossed in talking, texting or otherwise using their cell phones that they bumped into something or someone.”
OK, that last bit is in the OMG department, “17% of cell phone owners have physically bumped into another person or an object while they were texting or talking on their cell phone,” Jeez! Then again, someone almost hit me this week at the corner while I crossed with the light and they chatted on their cel while turning the corner.
Again, people blame kids when they’re just reflecting the adult behaviours they see.