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Police say they found a partially written text message on the screen of Jedadiah Woodcock's phone. Texting while driving is illegal in North Carolina.
The survey by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project illustrates the indispensable role that text messaging, and mobile phones in general, play in the lives of today's teenagers.
The State Senate gave final approval Tuesday to legislation to ban drivers from text messaging or sending e-mails with their cell phones.
A bill barring North Carolina drivers from text and e-mailing is closer to the governor's desk. The House gave its final approval Thursday to the ban by a vote of 104 to 5.