A new survey from AT&T finds that the threat of distracted drivers using smartphones has spread well beyond texting. Some 7 in 10 people now admit to web surfing, video chatting and even taking selfies while they are behind the wheel.

Braun Research polled 2,067 people in the U.S. between the ages of 16 and 65 who said they use their smartphone and drive at least once a day. And the results were so high that AT&T has decided to expand its own “It Can Wait” no-texting-while-driving campaign to include all social media.

Distracted drivers are a serious safety issue as statistics show.

The National Safety Council has estimated that some 1.6 million accidents a year – some 20 percent of all accidents – are caused by distracted drivers. The Center for Disease Control found that 3,328 people were “killed in crashes involving a distracted driver” in 2012. Another 421,000 people were injured.

But many drivers apparently believe texting and net navigation are not dangerous. In fact, of the survey respondents in the new AT&T survey who shoot videos behind the wheel, 27 percent said they thought they can do so safely.

The survey found the following percentage of drivers participated in these specific activities while driving:

  • Text (61%)
  • Email (33%)
  • Surf the net (28%)
  • Facebook (27%)
  • Snap a selfie/photo (17%)
  • Twitter (14%)
  • Instagram (14%)
  • Shoot a video (12%)
  • Snapchat (11%)
  • Video chat (10%)

Among the Twitter users, the survey found that 30 percent of those posting tweets do it “all the time.”

In 2012, the federal transportation department declared texting and cellphone use while driving “a national epidemic.”

A survey at that time found that 58 percent of high school seniors and 43 percent of high school juniors texted and emailed while behind the wheel.

However, the AT&T survey found that it’s not just teens who are taking their eyes off the road.

“When we launched It Can Wait five years ago, we pleaded with people to realize that no text is worth a life,” said Lori Lee, AT&T’s global marketing officer, in a statement accompanying the release of the survey data.

“The same applies to other smartphone activities that people are doing while driving. For the sake of you and those around you, please keep your eyes on the road, not on your phone.”

The list of distractions didn’t stop with the social uses. The survey also found that 62 percent of drivers keep their smartphones close at hand while driving.

To try to raise awareness of the dangers in using the net and social media while driving, AT&T is working with Twitter, Google, Bose and Samsung to launch informational campaigns about the risks.

AT&T said it will develop a 3D program with Samsung, Bose and Google that will be accessible through smartphones to show how distractions can occur.

Learn more about the AT&T program at:http:www.ItCanWait.com