Research + News | Topic: Texting While Driving

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 Рmillennials Рmay be the most reckless people behind the wheel.

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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.

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.

New Survey of Teens Shows Parents Are Sending the Wrong Message by Texting While Driving

Teens report 2 out of 3 parents are texting while driving with them in the car. Read the article here.

Brutally Honest: How to Keep Your Teens from Texting and Driving

What we do as parents can definitely impact our teen drivers. Watch the video and read the article here.

Study: Parents Worse Than Teens at Texting While Driving

A new study shows that the older a person gets, the more dangerous they are if they are driving while texting. Read the article here.

Trying to Hit the Brake on Texting While Driving

Scott Tibbitts has developed a small black box, used to block incoming and outgoing texts while driving. Read the article here.