Drivers speed, text at the wheel, yet want safer streets, Florida transportation survey reveals

A new survey by Central Florida’s transportation-planning agency found that 12% of respondents said think it’s just fine to text while driving when the road is clear.

“Twelve percent feels low but it’s not zero,” said Sara Vega of Summit Survey Research, which was hired by MetroPlan Orlando to conduct the survey of more than 3,000 Orange, Seminole and Osceola residents from late April to early June. “It definitely speaks to, in a measurable way, this lack of a sense of safety for pedestrians, cyclists and other drivers.”