If you are the parent of a teen driver, then you understand the risks your child faces every time he or she gets behind the wheel. A new study shows that teens understand that distractions can result in a distracted driving accident, but participate in the dangerous activity anyway.
What a new survey reveals
A new AT&T survey reveals some startling facts about teen distracted driving. According to the study:
- Of those surveyed, 97 percent admit that texting while driving is dangerous.
- 43 percent confess to sending texts while driving.
- 75 percent say it is common to see their friends text while driving.
Parents are setting poor examples
The survey suggests that teens are learning their distracted driving habits from their parents. Of those surveyed, 77 percent say their parents text and drive “all the time.”
If your teen has been injured in an accident
No matter what precautions you take, you can’t always protect your teen from being injured in a car accident. An experienced car accident attorney can help protect your child’s rights and insure they get the best treatment and settlement possible.
Building your teen’s accident case can be a complex process. That is why you should order a free copy of our book, How to Maximize Your Pennsylvania Car Accident Case Before an Insurance Company Takes Advantage of You.
If your teen has been injured in a car accident, contact one of our experienced Bucks County car accident attorneys at Cordisco & Saile Law Firm at 215-642-2335.