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Survey Says 1-in-5 Surf Web While Driving

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - All the new technology available at our fingertips could be making driving more dangerous.

An unscientific State Farm survey of licensed drivers indicates folks are not only texting and talking on the phone while driving nowadays, but about one in five drivers surf the Internet while behind the wheel.

“That’s a really bad idea,” one woman said. When asked if she is guilty of trying to multi-task in her car, she said, “Well I guess at the stop light maybe but not while I’m moving, definitely not.”

Some folks say that’s not surprising.

“I mean, we’re in a high paced world, so I guess multitasking is the best way to maximize your time. It makes things dangerous but time is money.”

A whopping 74 percent of those who responded to the State Farm survey admitted to making or receiving calls at least once a week while driving.

Reported by Hadas Kuznits, KYW Newsradio

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