texting while driving

Disturbing New Study On Teen Driving Behavior

Safe Kids Worldwide an organization devoted to child safety along with the General Motors Foundation recently released a survey on teen driving behavior. In talking with 1,000 teens, they discovered, among other things that:

  • One in four teens don’t wear seat belts.
  • Teens who don’t wear seat belts are more likely to say that they text while driving than those who do.
  • Thirty-nine percent of teens say they have ridden with a teen driver who was texting.
  • More than half have ridden in a car with a parent who was using a cellphone.
  • Forty-nine percent of teens feel unsafe when riding with a teen driver.

Read more: Research Report: Teens in Cars