48% of young Americans from 12-17 say they've been in a car while the driver was texting.
52% of 16- and 17-year-old teen drivers confess to making and answering cell phone calls on teh road. 34% admit to text messaging while driving.
For every 6 seconds of drive time, a driver sending or receiving a text message spends 4.6 of those seconds with their eyes off the road. This makes texting the most distracting of all cell phone related tasks.