A fresh survey ordered by the department shows that one out of three drivers admits to reading or writing cell phone messages behind the wheel. Two thirds within this group are younger men up to their thirties. According to Swedish traffic laws, SMSing while at the wheel constitutes reckless driving which can lead to suspension of the driver’s license.
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