In a survey of 2,000 drivers aged 16-19 years old, Seventeen magazine found that 86% of those questioned drove while ‘distracted’. The magazine held a broad definition of the term ‘distracted however, including activities like eating and changing the station.
Those two areas are also where teens reported being most engaged; 73% admit to fiddling with the radio, while 61% dine behind the wheel. These are not the only two roadway distractions that young drivers are subject to however; 60% still admit to talking on a cell phone while driving and 28% to texting.
The study was done by Seventeen Magazine in conjunction with AAA.
– By: Stephen Calogera
Source: Kicking Tires