States Cracking Down on Texting While Driving - DatelineCarolina

States Cracking Down on Texting While Driving

Texting while driving can distract drivers and cause accidents. Texting while driving can distract drivers and cause accidents.

By Meredith Harvie

The American Automobile Association found about half of all drivers they polled admit to texting while driving. This includes adults as well as teenagers. The AAA said using phones like Blackberrys to send e-mails and making appointments are just as dangerous.

Columbia Police say they are doing what they can to make people more aware of the dangers of texting while driving.

"We're doing a big education thing going around to schools and colleges just talking to the public that cell phone usage are a major distraction.We're doing a big education thing going around to schools and colleges just talking to the public that cell phone usage are a major distraction," says officer Joseph Robinson.

Many states are starting to crack down on using cell phones while driving, including texting. Washington D.C., Washington state, New Jersey and California already have laws against using cell phones while driving.

Phone companies also recognize the problem. Verizon Wireless representative Aaron Walton says talking and texting while driving can lead to accidents.

Verizon wireless now offers a blue tooth headset that will type and send text messages for you.

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