A new study from AAA is suggesting that distracted driving may be a much larger problem than originally thought, especially when it comes to teen drivers. As the number one cause of death among American teenagers, distracted driving has become a serious concern and a problem of epidemic proportions, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The new study attempted to identify just how serious the problem has become among younger drivers.
Researchers from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety conducted the study by focusing on common distractions and the behaviors of teen drivers. Here are some key points about the study:
The study is an important reminder for teens and parents about the serious dangers of distracted driving. It also helps remind local and state lawmakers around the country of the importance for passing tougher laws and restrictions. For example, AAA researchers are also supporting the passage of laws nationwide that restrict teen drivers from using cellphones and driving with multiple passengers during the first six months of having a license.
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