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In the United States to ban writing SMS

August 24 2007
15:00

Conducted in the U.S. opinion poll showed that most drivers believe that the writing of SMS-messages while driving is very dangerous. Immediately 91% of Americans believe that the introduction of SMS-messages while driving is no less dangerous than driving in a state of slight intoxication. In addition, 89% of respondents believe the need to prohibit by law to write SMS-messages while driving (by the way, in Washington state a similar law will take effect from January 1, 2008).

But at the same time 57% of respondents admitted that they sometimes write "esemeski" and run the machine at the same time. And 66% of drivers regularly read incoming messages (mostly young drivers - only 6% of people aged over 55 read SMS-messages while driving). RBC reports.

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