Did you know that traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for American teens? And when it comes to distracted driving, young people are among the most likely to text and talk behind the wheel.
Here are some scary statistics about teen distracted driving:
Teens are more at risk of texting while driving for the following reasons:
- they feel its ok to use a cellphone while driving
- they are more attached to their phones to the point of 'addiction'- hooked on an endorphin rush of receiving messages
- they lack the discipline to deny themselves the pleasure of texting even if they recognize the risk involved
Do you worry that your teenager texts or emails while driving?
Do you worry that your child looks or picks up his or her phone while behind the wheel?
Please let us know your thoughts as parents or teenagers by commenting below.
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