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Although 96 percent of drivers polled in a new AAA study said texting behind the wheel is a serious threat to safety, around 26 percent admitted to sending an electronic message while driving last month. (Republican Eagle photo by Michael Brun)

Driving distracted

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New drivers are taking heed of warnings about texting and cellphone use behind the wheel, but many adults still can’t seem to put down their devices while driving.

Adult drivers age 25-39 lead the nation in cellphone use on the road, according to new research conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Around 82 percent reported using a phone while driving last month and 43 percent reported doing so fairly often or regularly.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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