94% of adults against texting while driving
Texting while driving has been a hot issue in 2010 and the latest telephone poll shows so.
A new Ramussen Report national telephone survey reveals that 94% of the people surveyed think that texting while driving should be banned. Still, there are some people who don’t think that the law should apply to individual rights. Just about 4% of the population thinks that texting while driving should be allowed.
There is some encouraging news about the opinion on talking on a cell phone while driving. In 2008, the same survey showed that 53% were against cell phone usage in a car as opposed to 39% in favor. 2 years later, 66% of the surveyed adults were against talking on a cell phone while driving. The number of people in favor of talking on a cell phone while driving has gone down to 29%.
Could the solution to driving distractions from a cell phone be hands-free devices? According to 2 out of 3 American, drivers should be allowed to use their cell phone only if using a hands-free device. A bit less than the other third (30%) feel that cell phones should be banned completely when driving.
The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on November 6-7, 2010 by Rasmussen Report.
Source: Rasmussen Report Press Release, November 10, 2010