By MIKE BAKER
RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Teenagers aren’t the only ones to blame for erratic driving tied to cell phones. Most of the motorists ticketed under North Carolina’s new texting ban are actually over the age of 25, and some are over the age of 60.
An Associated Press review of court records shows more than 1,200 drivers have been cited since the law went into effect in December 2009. Violators face $100 fines, plus court costs.
AAA Carolinas says young drivers who focus on texting were a leading concern for safety advocates. But observers are increasingly seeing problems among adults drivers who feel compelled to stay connected with work through e-mail. That also falls under North Carolina’s texting law.
The average age of those charged in North Carolina with texting while driving is 28.
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