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Texting And Driving Numbers Up In Michigan

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LANSING, MI (WLNS) - In addition to dodging pot-holes, imagine adding texting to the mix.

According to a new poll, that's happening more and more while being the wheel.

The State Office of Highway Safety Planning surveyed 600 people and 16 percent said they have sent a text or email while driving.

That number is 2 times higher than a survey done in 2012, which asked the same questions.

The report also shows nearly 60 percent of Michigan motorists have answered the phone while driving.

Roughly 421,000 people were hurt in car crashes in 2012 because of a distracted driver.

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