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Ypsilanti Residents Appear to be Bucking Texting and Driving Trend

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A recent Michigan Office of Highway Safety Patrol survey showed more people than ever admit to texting and emailing while driving, but the people WEMU news spoke with  Monday evening in downtown Ypsilanti appear to be bucking the trend.

Andrea says she has good reason not to text and drive.  "I have a nine month-old daughter," she says. "I just can't see risking her life for it."

A January survey showed 16-point-three percent of respondents admitted to texting and emailing behind the wheel.  That was twice the number in a similar survey conducted in 2012.

— Bob Eccles is the Ypsilanti beat reporter, and host of All Things Considered for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him @BobEcclesWEMU on twitter