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Texting More Deadly than Alcohol for Teen Drivers?

The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

PolitiFact checked a claim from state Sen. Maria Sachs, R-Delray Beach, who said texting has supplanted drinking as the top contributor to teen driving deaths. PolitiFact ruled this claim Mostly False because Sachs based the statistic on a study that has been misinterpreted.  

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