According to the survey conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, motorists who use cell phones while driving are more likely to engage in speeding, driving drowsy, driving without a seat belt, and sending texts and emails.

According to the survey conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, motorists who use cell phones while driving are more likely to engage in speeding, driving drowsy, driving without a seat belt, and sending texts and emails.

Motorists who fairly often or regularly used their cell phones over the last month also reported that they engaged in additional risky behaviors. The research shows:

65 percent also reported speeding44 percent also reported driving while drowsy53 percent also reported sending a text or email29 percent also drove without a seat beltDrivers that reported never using a cell phone were much less likely to report additional risky behaviors:

31 percent reported speeding14 percent reported driving drowsy3 percent reported sending a text or email16 percent drove without a seat beltAAA recommends that motorists turn off their phone before driving or pull over to a safe place to talk, send texts or use email. AAA also has launched a legislative campaign to advocate for a text messaging ban in all 50 states

For more information, visit AAA.com or aaafoundation.org.