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previous Stats: Cell Phones and Driving previous
  • While nine out of 10 teens in our survey reported it was common to see teens driving while talking on a cell phone, seven out of 10 reported at least sometimes seeing a teen driving while emotionally upset on a cell phone.
  • Use of handheld devices might include a personal listening device, an electronic game or text messaging on a cell phone.


  • Forty-eight percent of teen respondents say they talk on a cell phone, at least sometimes, while driving.
  • Three out of four teens in our survey say they have a cell phone, and more than 80 percent of those who are drivers say they own one.
Winston FK, et al. Eds. Driving: Through the Eyes of Teens. Published by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm Insurance Companies®. 2007.
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