Teens using cell phones while driving is a serious problem, but at least in Texas it looks like things may be getting better.
An assessment conducted by the Teens in the Driver Seat Center, shows that Texas teen drivers are more aware of the danger posed by cell phones than they were a year ago, and they are less likely to use a phone while driving. And overall, rural teens are more likely to engage in dangerous driving habits than their urban counterparts, just as they were a year ago.
The findings are the result of the largest data collection on the topic of distracted driving anywhere in the U.S. The assessment of more than 18,000 Texas teenagers was conducted by the Teens in the Driver Seat Center of the Texas Transportation Institute over a two-year period.
Detailed results will be released at 9 a.m. CDT on Sept. 24.
For more information contact Bernie Fette at (office) 979-845-2623.