In Conn., more men than women use phones, drive



BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) — When it comes to chatting on the phone or texting while driving, men are more often the culprits.

A review by The Associated Press shows that in Connecticut men consistently get more tickets than women for driving while texting or talking on cell phones since the law went into effect six years ago.

Records obtained by the AP show male drivers received between 52 and 54 percent of the distracted-driving tickets annually since 2006. Females comprise slightly more than half the 2.5 million licensed drivers in the state.

David Snyder is vice president of the American Insurance Association. He says the higher rate of violations by men is consistent with other findings involving make drivers. His trade group represents 300 companies.