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The CAA or the Canadian Automobile Association has now decided that text messaging has become a larger problem behind the wheel than drinking alcohol.
Around 88% of 6,000 people surveyed ranked texting while driving a "very serious" problem while 83% had the same to say about drinking alcohol.
The issue may come from the fact that 7 provincial governments across the country have outlawed talking on the mobile phone while driving several months ago.
Ian Jack, a CAA spokesman said ďItís part of Canadian culture now that, for almost everyone, you donít get impaired and get behind the wheel of a car. The message hasnít sunk in yet that itís a really bad idea to be looking at your wireless device while driving.Ē
Talking on the phone actually ranked a lot lower on the list of concerns where only 65% of those surveyed view it as a very serious threat on the roads. Driving while tired was viewed by 61% as a large concern and speeding at 51%.
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