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Texting, Driving, and Teens

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.

Texting, Driving, and Teens

“For decades, the most common cause of death for teens ages 14-19 years old has been traffic accidents, but the causes of those accidents have been changing. While anti-drunk driving campaigns have been quite successful in reducing the number of drunk driving related deaths among teenagers, the total number of accidents and fatalities has been on the rise due to the increasing use of text messaging on the road in the smartphone era. Here is some great information that might help to educate and discourage teens from texting and driving.

It’s Extremely Dangerous

According to the CDC, nearly 400,000 people were injured, and over 3000 were killed, in 2011 in distracted driving related accidents in America. While a large number of total drivers (30%) admit to texting behind the wheel, nearly 50% of all teenagers admit to doing the same. This statistic makes sense in that younger people are significantly more technologically and socially connected; however, it shows that we can expect this problem to get worse as time progresses unless we educate teens about the dangers of distracted driving.”

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