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The Risks of Teenage Drivers

Despite knowing the dangers of their actions, nearly nine out of ten teenage drivers continue to engage in distracted driving behaviors such as texting or talking on a cell phone according to recent surveys.

The study, conducted by Seventeen magazine and AAA, asked nearly 2,000 teens, ages 16-19, about their driving habits. While 84 percent of the respondents indicated that they were aware that distracted driving could increase their risk of having an accident and being injured, 86% still engaged in behaviors such as:

  • Texting;
  • Eating;
  • Applying Makeup;
  • Adjusting the radio, or CD player;
  • Driving with four or more passengers in the vehicle.

This survey reveals just how many distractions there are today for teenage drivers and how hard it can be to combat against them. Distracted driving leads to nearly 6,000 deaths each year, according the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

To find out more about distracted driving, visit Distraction.gov.

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