Texting and Teen Drivers

A national survey of U.S. teens 16 years or older revealed that 44.5% had texted while driving at least once in the previous month. When compared to teens who did not text when behind the wheel, texters were more likely to drink and drive, ride with a drinking driver, and fail to use a seatbelt. Because this study was based on self-reported data it may underestimate the prevalence of driving while texting.

PositiveTip: Parents, supervision of your teen drivers is probably the most effective prevention strategy to risky driving.