Despite increased efforts by companies such as AT&T
) and others to prevent teenagers from texting while driving
, a new statistic showed that the problem has become an epidemic. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association revealed that the number of teens who use a mobile device while driving has doubled since 2010 to two out of every five, ArsTechnica reported
. The agency also found that at any given time there are more than 600,000 drivers using a cell phone or some other electronic device, while almost half, or 48.6%, of all drivers in the U.S. have admitted to answering incoming phone calls, and one in four has admitted to placing a call.