Distracted Teenage Drivers - This Survey Might Surprise You

Most of us agree that a distracted driver can cause a serious New Hampshire or Vermont car accident at anytime. However, most of us may not be aware of how common distracted driving accidents are, especially among teenage drivers.

Distracted driving behaviors can include things like:

  • Sending and reading text messages
  • Making or receiving phone calls
  • Eating
  • Playing with the radio

Taking your eyes off the road for a mere two seconds can result in deadly consequences.

According to a recent survey by AAA and Seventeen magazine, 86 percent of teenage drivers admit that they have driven while distracted. Eighty-four percent of those surveyed admitted that they understand that distracted driving behaviors are dangerous.

One of the most common trends of risky teenage driving behaviors includes texting. The survey revealed that of the teens who admitted to texting while driving, an average of 23 text messages were sent within a month.

This information is scary. Parents need to get involved with their teens' driving habits by educating them on the dangers of driver inattentiveness. Their lives and the lives they share the roadways with, depend on it.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, you should contact one of our experienced Vermont or New Hampshire car accident attorneys at Van Dorn, Curtiss, Rousseau & Ross, PLLC, PLLC at (603) 556-4148.

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