Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. Texting while Driving increases the risk of getting into a crash by 23 times. Compare that to those who don’t text and drive.
For drivers 19 years old or younger involved in fatal crashes, 11% were reported as “distracted at the time of the accident”. This is the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted among all age groups.
Distracted driving is a nationwide problem and as new drivers, teens are the most vulnerable. Any activity that takes a driver’s attention away from paying attention to the road ahead is Distracted Driving. Distracted Driving also takes attention away from their surroundings