Every time your teen gets behind the wheel of a car, they run the risk of being seriously injured in a car accident. Those risks increase when distracted driving, such as texting, is involved. A recent survey shows that teens understand the risks of texting while driving, but do it anyway.
Recent studies show that young people, under the age of 30, spend approximately 16 percent of their driving time talking on their handheld cell phone devices, while drivers between the ages of 30 to 59 take up about 7 percent of their time by talking on cell phones. This finding is alarming.
What is even more unsettling is the frequency that young drivers text while driving, especially considering the fact that they have to take their eyes off the road to either read or send a text message. Did you know that 37 percent of drivers between the ages of 18-24 claim that they text at least a couple of times per month while operating a vehicle?
AT&T recently conducted a survey of teen drivers and the results are shocking. Of those surveyed:
- 97 percent acknowledge that texting and driving is dangerous
- 43 percent confess to doing it anyway
- 75 percent say they see their friends text and drive
Poor examples set by parents
Many parents wonder where their teens learn this type of behavior. According to the study, 77 percent of those surveyed state that they see their parents text and drive “all the time.”
Some accidents are unavoidable
Though your teen may not text and drive, many they share the Southern California roadways do. Their lack of consideration can lead to your child suffering a serious car accident injury. You will be left with tough questions to answer as well as wondering how to build their accident case.
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