Research + News | Topic: Distracted Driving

Parental Advisory: Platforms Let Parents Monitor Their Children’s Activities

Modern technology presents new challenges for parents, who grapple over how much screen time they should allow their children and the impact of the digital world on their lives. Read the article here.

Millennials Eclipse Teens As Worst Drivers On The Road, AAA Study Finds

Rookie teenage drivers have long been seen as the worst motorists on the road, but now there’s evidence that their older cousins – millennials – may be the most reckless people behind the wheel.

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AAA Study Identifies Top 3 Deadly Teenage Driving Mistakes

A new study outlines dangerous driving mistakes teenagers make and how to prevent them. Read the article here.

Concern Grows About Teens Texting While Driving

Increasing concerns about adolescents behind the wheel have vaulted injury prevention to the top priority in this local community. Read the article here.

Multitasking Teens Behind Steering Wheels and Car Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers. As a matter of fact, the risk of MVAs is higher among 16 to 19-year-olds than among any other age group. Read the article here.

High-Tech ‘Nanny’ Systems Keep a Watchful Eye on Teens

Do you remember your very first time driving alone? No driving instructor, parent, sibling, friend… nobody. Mine was a surreal and liberating drive, with no one to scrutinize every detail or look over my shoulder; it was freeing, and quiet. Nowadays, it would be different; vehicles beep and vibrate, while some apply the brakes for you even when you think you’re accelerating. Read the full article here.

Teen Driving Study Reveals “App and Drive” Is New Danger Among Teens, New Worry for Parents

According to new research conducted by Liberty Mutual Insurance and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), while 27 percent of teens today still report texting and driving, a bigger concern is that two out of three teens (68 percent) admit to using apps while driving. Read the article here.

Brutally Honest: How To Keep Your Teens From Texting and Driving

The numbers show what an uphill climb we, as parents, have ahead of us as we stress the dangers of texting while driving to our teens. Fifty-five percent of young-adult drivers, in a survey by Online Schools, said it was easy to text and drive, while 34% of teens said they have texted while behind the wheel. Read the article here.

Distraction Is Often A Factor In Teen Drivers’ Rear-End Collisions

In a U.S. study using in-car video recorders, more than three-quarters of rear end collisions involving a teen driver happened when the teen was paying attention to a phone, a passenger or something else other than the road. Read the article here.

Helping Teens Drive Safely

About 10 percent of the 32,675 traffic fatalities in 2014 involved distracted driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Read the full article here.