Study: Most Texans Drive and Talk; Many Text

Three out of four Texans at least occasionally speak on a cellphone while driving and nearly half sometimes read or text while driving, according to a study released Monday of 3,000 drivers by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

The institute surveyed drivers in April and May of 2013 at 12 state driver's license offices around the state about their driving habits. Senior research scientist Katie Womack, who led the study, called the sample “a reasonable reflection of Texas drivers.”

The researchers found that 76 percent of drivers said they had talked on a cellphone while driving at ...

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