If it seems like many of your fellow drivers are on a cell phone, it's not your imagination. American drivers claim the top spot when it comes to cell phone use, according to a recent survey. Government researchers say that more than two-thirds of people in our country admit to using a cell phone behind the wheel.
The survey, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control, compared cell phone use between United States and European drivers. It found that:
Different states in the U.S. have tried banning cell phone use while driving. In 2012, Pennsylvania made texting while driving illegal. Thirty-three states and the District of Columbia have laws restricting some teens and new drivers from using cell phones behind the wheel.