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Study: Texting And Driving Leading Cause Of Death For Teens

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ATLANTA (WAOK) – A new study shows texting and driving is now the leading cause of death among teens, surpassing drinking and driving. A report issued by Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New York estimates more than three-thousand teens are killed nationwide annually from texting behind the wheel nationwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 27-hundred teens die every year as a result of an alcohol involved crash. The CDC has said drinking and driving among teens has been dropping while texting and driving has increased in the past several years.

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