Teens Missing Message on Texting While Driving

Teen driving and textingDespite the national campaigns and news stories, study shows teens are still missing the message on the danger of texting while driving. An article in the USA Today discusses a new survey from State Farm insurance that says many teens view texting while driving as less risky than drunken driving despite a sustained campaign against texting behind the wheel and research indicating it’s as dangerous as drinking and driving. The story says “a real awareness gap around the dangers of distracted driving, and that’s what we heard in this survey.” The article also quotes a University of Utah study that found that cell phone use caused distractions for motorists as serious as driving with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08%, the legal definition of driving while intoxicated. So if you know a teen driver, remind them of the dangers of texting while driving or go to edbernstein.com and have them take the Driver’s ED Test. -Edward M Bernstein and Associates Teens missing message on road texting risk By Larry Copeland, USA TODAY Many teens view texting while driving as less risky than drunken driving despite a sustained campaign against texting behind the wheel and research indicating it’s as dangerous as drinking and driving, a new survey for State Farm insurance company finds. Find this article at: USA Today

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