Survey: 7 in 10 drivers use their phone behind the wheel

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Distracted Trucks(SafeRoads) Seventy percent of licensed drivers admitted to using their phone while driving for personal reasons in the past three months, survey results from Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety found.

The survey of nearly 2,000 licensed drivers throughout the country was conducted by The Harris Poll, a market research and consulting firm.

"This survey reveals the deadly and dangerous decisions by drivers contributing to this horrific fatality and injury toll," president of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Cathy Chase said in a statement. "The public understands this hazard and strongly supports numerous strategies to prevent distraction and its impacts."

The survey comes after the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) announced they will release a report this summer looking at distracted driving challenges and identifying actions states can take to address them. To read the full report, click here.