The Washington Traffic Safety Commission is calling on mothers to lead by example and put down their phones while driving.
In a statewide survey of women 16-34, 96% said that using a cell phone while driving is dangerous. Despite understanding the risk:
96% have their phones on while driving;
48% read incoming text messages;
34% send text messages; and,
12% look at social media while behind the wheel.
The survey also showed that 89% of participants said that modeling good behavior for their children was a key motivating factor for putting away their phones in the future.
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