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Editorial: Distracted driving is increasing

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The growth in smartphones across the American population spectrum is leading to more online surfing while driving.

A recent survey shows an increase to 24 percent of those polled in 2013 reported texting while driving, compared to 13 percent reported in 2009.

Drivers ages 18-29 reported an increase from 29 percent to 49 percent during the same period, the survey said.

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