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Distracted Driving Dangers

A new survey out this week shows more drivers than ever are playing with their smartphones when their eyes should be on the road. One in four accidents is now caused by a distracted driver.

"It's just not young folks distracted by driving it's all people driving," said Nancy O'Neil with AAA.

"I still see a lot of people doing that a lot," said Pam Wilson. "I see it all the time."

The survey done by State Farm shows the number of people on their smartphones, surfing the net and driving has nearly doubled in the past five years. The biggest increase is among older adults. That means more accidents, and more deaths. 

"I think they ought to outlaw phones, where you can't use them in the car period," said Ken Bailey who lives in Asheville.

The number of people surfing the net, using Facebook and texting while driving has doubled from four years ago according to the survey done by State Farm.

AAA has launched a public awareness campaign giving out magnetic bumper stickers with "You Drive, You Text, You Die" on them. You can pick one up at any AAA office.

by Kimberly King

Follow Kim on Twitter @KimKingReports


 



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