Surveys conducted by the Teens in the Driver Seat program show the disturbing number of young people talking and texting at the wheel.
According to the survey, 52 percent of teens questioned say they have talked on a cell phone while driving. Combined with the fact that cell phone ownership among teens has grown from 45 percent to 71 percent from 2004 to 2008, the likelihood of teens texting or talking on their cell while driving increases.
Distractions are one of the greatest crash-risk factors for teen drivers.
It’s an important message. Staying off your phone while driving could save your life.