Recent Survey: Teens Know Risks, but Ignore Them
A recent survey of 2,000 teens by Bridgestone indicates that further steps are necessary to prevent young drivers from driving while distracted. Even though 97 percent of drivers surveyed indicated that typing a text message behind the wheel is dangerous, 20 percent admitted to texting while driving. Furthermore, although 95 percent of drivers surveyed said that reading a text message while driving is dangerous, 33 percent admitted to the behavior.
The numbers indicate that efforts to educate drivers about the dangers of distracted driving – particularly texting while driving – are working. Education is not, however, curbing the behavior entirely. Indeed, tougher laws or stepped-up enforcement of laws already on the books may be necessary to prevent teens and other drivers from texting while behind the wheel.
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