- 56% of parents admit checking their phones while driving, according to a poll
- Poll: 51% of teens said their parents check and/or use their phones while driving
- For too many parents, it's the old adage of "do as I say, not as I do"
Check out the weeklong series "DWD: Driving While Distracted" online and tune in to the TV special on CNNgo.
(CNN)Laura Maurer said she is not the type to text while driving. Case in point: Two years ago, when she needed to send a text to a client who frequented her hair salon, she pulled over on a country road near her home in Brooklyn, Iowa, to send it.