Study finds nearly half of state’s distracted drivers are texting

SEATTLE — In the state’s first study to examine driver use of electronic devices, investigators from the University of Washington found that more than 8 percent of drivers were engaged in the use of devices behind the wheel, higher than previously estimated. Among those driving distracted, nearly half (45 percent) were observed texting. The study…

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