• November 15th, 2012

Nearly seven in 10 young drivers still text behind the wheel, and a growing number of them access the Internet on their cellphones while driving, according to a new annual survey by insurance company State Farm.

Despite years-long national campaigns against texting while driving, which is now illegal in 39 states and the District of Columbia, 68% of drivers ages 18-29 reported engaging in the practice, up from 64% last year. That compares with 34% of all drivers who reported texting while driving, up from 32% a year ago.