National Teen Driver Safety Week reminds you to drive safe

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Vlingo recently completed a study that reveals teens use text messaging as their primary method of communications and 60% admitted to reading incoming messaging while driving.

The survey comes as the nation observes National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 18th-24th. According to the study, 94 percent of teens use their mobile phones to send text messages. Fifty-four percent send more than 500 text messages per month and 79 percent send more text messages than make phone calls. Teens use text messaging primarily to communicate with friends (72 percent).

While email is central to communication on a BlackBerry, the device is also used heavily for SMS. Many teens buy BlackBerry devices, not for the email capabilities, but for the QWERTY keyboard and the brand.

It is for this reason that BlackBerryCool.com would like to remind you not to drive while using your BlackBerry. Even though using voice-based user interfaces may show an improvement in your ability to focus on the road, the absolute safest thing you can do is just wait until you arrive at your destination.

Visit Vlingo and register to read the full survey.

  • frank

    Alot of people will probably still text and drive because it saves alot of time. Anyway there is a petition to keep texting and driving legal:
    http://www.petitiononline.com/654f65f6/petition.html

  • frank

    Alot of people will probably still text and drive because it saves alot of time. Anyway there is a petition to keep texting and driving legal:
    http://www.petitiononline.com/654f65f6/petition.html

  • http://WeSee4U.com/ Nancy

    Keeping teens from texting while driving is a great idea. Unfortunately, that’s not the only unsafe behavior teen drivers have. We need to keep an eye out for them so that they stop causing fatal car crashes.

  • http://WeSee4U.com Nancy

    Keeping teens from texting while driving is a great idea. Unfortunately, that’s not the only unsafe behavior teen drivers have. We need to keep an eye out for them so that they stop causing fatal car crashes.