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Texting has become socially acceptable — or at least socially tolerated — almost everywhere today. Whether it’s inside a nice restaurant, a museum, or even a place of worship, there are more than likely a few pairs of thumbs clicking away as messages are relayed. The most recent hot spot for using that fun little phone? The driver’s seat.

In 2008, Nationwide surveyed more than 1,500 Americans, 18 percent of whom admitted to texting while driving. The statistics were even more disconcerting in the 30 years and under category, with about 39 percent admitting to texting while driving.

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