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"This is really a huge problem," says the study's lead author, Dr. Andrew Adesman
Sixty nine percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 64 say they talked on the phone while driving in the past 30 days. That's compared to just 21 percent in Britain.
Virginia would match D.C. and Maryland's texting while driving bans and has sent a bill cracking down on the practice to the governor.
Virginia is considering tougher penalties for some people who text and drive.
Texting while driving is prevalent and few would argue that it's dangerous and even deadly. Now, a mobile phone app might be putting some at ease.
A new survey finds that a majority of teen passengers have asked their driver to stop texting while driving.
Nearly half of the region's population believes D.C. drivers are the worst in the Washington area and those who text or talk on a cellphone are the top pet peeve of commuters, according to a new WTOP Beltway Poll.