A study released by Students Against Destructive Decisions and Liberty Mutual Insurance reveals the harsh consequences of teenage drivers who are using their smartphones while driving.
Researchers report that a staggering 88 percent of teens “who consider themselves “safe” drivers confess to using apps when they’re behind the wheel”and 48 percent teens “look at app notifications when driving.”
Although the study did not specify how teens are utilizing these apps while driving, it does disclose Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube as general favourties. Shocking? Maybe not. But, parents aren’t guilt free…
Alarmingly, 55 percent of teens explain that they text while driving because “they’re updating parents” and 19 percent said that “parents expect a resposne to a text message within a minute.” Nevertheless, parents are quick to defend themselves and explain that this is not the case.
Needless to say, parents and their teens should establish some ground rules about safe drivin. Just not while you’re driving.
Source: HuffPost Tech