Monday, September 28, 2009

Over 90 % of Americans believe that texting in cars should be banned

According to a CBS News/New York Times poll released Sunday, a whopping 90 percent of Americans think punching out text messages while behind the wheel should be outlawed, compared with just 8 percent who think it's okay.

CBS NEWS reports:
An overwhelming majority opposed to texting in the car is seen across age groups as well, though younger Americans are slightly more tolerant of the practice. Even then, only 16 percent of respondents between 18 and 29 are in favor, with 83 percent opposed. Ninety-four percent of Americans over the age of 45 think it should be illegal. Opposition is steady among cell phone users and those with land lines, with 90 percent of both groups against the practice. And men and women largely agree on the issue. Eighty-eight percent of men think it should be illegal, with 10 percent approving while 92 percent of women say it should be outlawed, with just 6 percent saying it's no problem.