Though there has been a major effort nationally to emphasize the dangers of driving distracted, teen drivers appear either not to be getting the message or flat-out ignoring it. A new survey has found that the majority of young drivers still engages in distracted driving behaviors.
A Brief Look at the Study
The recent survey conducted by auto club AAA and the magazine Seventeen shows that nearly nine in 10 teenagers engage in distracted driving behaviors while behind the wheel. Shockingly, most of them are aware of the risks.
“Teens do continue to drive distracted even when they recognize the dangers,” says AAA’s William Van Tassel.
Teen distractions are similar to those of adults. Common teen driving distractions include:
- Talking on the phone
- Talking to friends
- Adjusting radio dials
According to the NHTSA, nearly 6,000 highway deaths each year in America involve driving distractions. If your accident was caused by the negligent driving behaviors of another person, you might be able to hold him or her liable for your injuries.
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