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Government Study Shows Teens are Texting More While Driving


American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less, but they're texting while driving more . Thats according to a government study of 13 thousand U.S high school students last spring.

Results showed school fights fell by half in the past 20 years. There was also a dramatic drop in kids reporting they'd been in a fight, anywhere in the past year.

It found 35 percent of teens said they had alcohol in the previous month-down from 39 percent in 2011.

Less than 16 percent of teens had smoked a cigarette in the last month. That's the lowest level since the government started the survey.

41 percent of teens said they had texted or emailed while driving in the last month.


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