North Dakota has one of the highest rates of teen texting and driving

A survey published by the Journal of Adolescent Health says 58 percent of North Dakota teens  acknowledged texting and driving at least once in the month prior to completing the survey. 


 101,000 students aged 14 years and older in 35 states were analyzed. 


If you’re caught texting and driving in North Dakota you could face a 100 dollar citation. 


“For anybody, it’s a distraction depending on the speed you’re going you can cover a great distance just by looking down quickly at your phone. I would recommend not doing it all for teens you’re just learning how to drive you may have been driving already for a year or two but you’re still at the beginning stages,” said Chief Deputy Larry Hubbard with the Ward County Sheriffs Department. 

South Dakota has the highest rate at 64 percent of its teens texting and driving.

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