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New study shows parents are driving distracted too

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Parents are always on their teenagers about texting and driving.

But a new study suggests many parents are guilty of distracted driving as well.

The study conducted by the University of Michigan shows about 70 percent of parents reported performing childcare duties while driving, such as feeding their child or picking up a dropped toy.

During today's car seat checkup, we talked with parents who say the new statistics aren't that hard to believe.

"You're running from one activity to another activity somebody is hungry in the car, 'mom can you open my granola bar?' 'Oh, mom I dropped this.' it can be easy sometimes to pay attention to those things sometimes instead of what you need to be paying attention to," said Jill Reis.

90 percent of parents surveyed admitted to talking on the phone, texting or even changing a DVD or CD while driving.

 

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