A new survey released shows around 40% of drivers use social media while on the road.
The AT&T survey puts Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and SnapChat as the top distractions.
North Carolina Highway Patrol Sergeant Doug Coley told WNCT that a Pitt County teen recently died in an accident after she was checking Facebook on her phone.
“We’re encouraging all drivers to stay off the cell phone, not text and drive, because we’ve seen the dangers,” said Sgt. Coley.
Troopers say they are working to have drivers disconnect from their accounts while on the road.