NIH – Teen Crash Risks Study


As if parents of teenage drivers don’t have enough to worry about, a new study looks at the variety of ways teenagers may increase their chance of crashing.

The National Institutes of Health finds teens are nearly 7-times more likely to get into an accident when they reach for things in the car, like food or make-up.

And it’s no surprise cell phones was also a distraction.

Dialing phone numbers, texting and browsing the web doubled the crash risk.

Experts say teenagers may overestimate their ability to multitask while driving because they’re so comfortable with mobile devices.

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