We’ve warned about the dangers of texting and driving before and now here comes news that drunk driving has been replaced with texting while driving for the leading cause of teen death in the U.S.
This revelation comes from a study conducted by the Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York that shows that more than 3,000 teens die each year as a result of sending text messages while driving a vehicle. 2,700 teens are killed each year as a result of drunk driving.
Dr. Andrew Adesman, Chief of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center says that the laws prohibiting texting and driving are not proving to be effective. The numbers say he is right. 57% of all boys surveyed said that they text while driving even in states where it is against the law. 59% said that they sent out a text message while driving in states without the laws. It may be common sense to not text and drive, but we all know that teens too often lack common sense.
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