Consumers Favor Texting-While-Driving Ban

About 80 percent of U.S. adults support laws banning text messaging while driving, according to a new survey from Nationwide Insurance.

The survey, conducted in early August with 1,008 Americans, found solid majorities in favor of a texting ban even among drivers born between 1977 and 1988 (73 percent), the youngest demographic surveyed.

Generation Y’s support for driving-while-texting bans–a hot-button topic that has gotten considerable attention in recent weeks–was unexpectedly strong, said Bill Windsor, associate vice president of the office of safety at Nationwide, a Columbus, Ohio, car-insurance provider.

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