Research + News | Topic: Distracted Driving

The Terror Of Teen Drivers: Parents Track Their Kids Without Being In The Car

Apps allow parents and insurers to track teen drivers, though sometimes it backfires. Read the article here.

Driving While Distracted

Distracted driving is already enough of a hazard—thousands are killed each year in accidents where a driver is messing with a phone, texting or reading a text, talking, whatever. Read the full article here.

Too Many Drivers On Social Media While Around Emergency First Responders

Distracted driving is putting emergency first responders at risk, according to a new study. Read the article here.

2 In 5 Teens Text While Driving, Survey Shows

Nearly 40 percent of teen drivers in the United States say they text while driving, a new survey finds. Read the article here.

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.