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Do men and women have different views on texting while driving?

The views of men and women differ on a wide variety of different things. Is texting while driving one these things? A recent study indicates that "yes" might be the answer to this question, at least when it comes to college-age men and women.

In the study, online surveys regarding texting were put out for college-age students. The surveys' results yielded some interesting findings.

For one, while reporting having engaged in texting while driving was common for both male and female respondents, there was something of a gender split when it came to views on the dangerousness of texting while driving. Specifically, men were less likely than women to express a view that them engaging in texting while driving was something that would have a fair chance of leading to a driving mishap/accident.

Another difference the study found was that men were more likely than women to report having sent longer texts while driving. One wonders if the first difference we mentioned played any role in this second one. 

What do you think of the results from the surveys? Do you think college-age men and college-age women, generally, differ in their views on how dangerous texting while driving is? If so, do you think this difference also extends to drivers in other age groups? Why might men and women have different views on the dangerousness of texting while driving? Do you think the best ways to get drivers to stop texting while driving are different for male drivers and female drivers? 

When a driver of any gender allows themselves to get distracted while driving, they could end up colliding with another vehicle and injuring the occupants of that other vehicle. Attorneys can help individuals who have been hurt in a collision caused by a distracted driver understand what legal options they have.

Source: KSFY, "USD study: Men harder to deter from texting behind the wheel," Josh Chilson, March 23, 2015

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