An AT&T survey found that texting is the most common way teens communicate, with an average of 3,417 messages exchanged per month. Forty-three percent of teen respondents admitted to texting while driving. One possible reason, according to the survey, is that they expect a reply to a message within five minutes or less. Another is that they see their parents do it.
“Teens are new drivers,” said company spokeswoman Michele Money-Carson. “It’s a deadly combination”