Polls cite texting, cell phone opposition

| Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Two separate polls – one in the U.S., and another in Canada – find growing opposition to using electronic gadgets while driving.

A Canadian survey by Angus Reid Strategies found that 76 percent of those polled say they'd support a ban on the use of cell phones while driving.

A Harris poll in the U.S. found that 91 percent of the respondents believe text messaging while driving is just as dangerous as having a few drinks.

However, nearly 60 percent admitted they've been guilty of text messaging while behind the wheel.

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