ALARMING: 58% of High School Seniors Text and Drive!

According to the national study by the Transportation Department, high school students are engaging in dangerous texting and driving.

According to the national study by the Transportation Department, high school students are engaging in dangerous texting and driving.

Texting and cellphone use behind the wheel is “a national epidemic,” said Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

A recent study shows that older teens are the most vulnerable to texting and driving.  According to the study by the US government, 58% of all high school seniors admit to texting and driving.  That compares to 18% of all adults that text and drive.

Distracted driving is responsible for 16% of all incidents that cause teenage deaths while driving.

39 of the 50 states now ban texting and driving and 5 have bans directed specifically at teenage drivers.  But, despite all of the laws and evidence, it is obvious that we still have a long way to go in educating our students of the dangers.

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