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90% Canadians believe texting while driving is socially unacceptable, survey says

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The number of accidents because of texting while driving is increasing globally and now Canadians also consider the activity of texting while behind the wheels as a socially unacceptable.

According to a recently carried out survey by Canadian Automobile Association (CAA), as many as 90 per cent of Canadians say texting while driving is socially unacceptable.

Texting while driving is a relatively new concern and many of the countries around the world have already dubbed it as illegal. Laws have already been established, but people around the world do not religiously follow these laws and creating awareness about the dangers of texting while driving is what remains to be done.

“We still need to close that gap between belief and behaviour,” says Jeff Walker, CAA vice president of public affairs in a press release. “But we are on the right track”.

The next step is to make texting and driving as socially unacceptable as drinking and driving,” Walker says. “CAA will continue to do our part along with other road safety advocates so Canadians actually stop doing it.”

The survey included responses from 1,252 Canadians wherein 22 per cent of Canadians admitted to reading or sending a text message while driving recently.