While it’s hard to generalize about an age group, since some teens are more developed than others, scientists still suggest that, in general, teens specifically struggle to keep their cool in social situations. Apparently there is a part of YOUR brain (that’s a teen brain we’re talking about) that, as it becomes mature, helps in social situations. It’s called the ventromedial prefrontal cortex and is involved in behavior control. More developed VPCs can help in uncomfortable social situations by helping you make better decisions – like not driving so fast or dangerously or not punching someone in the face when they make you mad. Scientists are super happy with this hint at the teen brain because understanding what makes you tick can also help keep you safe.
If you THINK your parent texts while driving or speeds or drives unsecured, your five times to engage in that high-risk behavior.
I have fast reactions and can stop in time. It’s just this once. I’m in a hurry. I can drive this route with me eyes closed. I’ll make it home; I always do. Nothing has happened. I drive better when I’m a little buzzed. “I AM A GOOD DRIVER.”
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has reported students have shown great progress in improving risky driving behaviors – but are also engaging in some new ones.
Video games, movies, television, music and other risk-glorifying media has been linked to risky behavior, such as dangerous driving.
Many believe their reputation must be protected at any cost. This belief can cost them their life.