Curbing Texting While Driving
Bratsis, Michael E., The Science Teacher
More teens are wearing seatbelts, and fewer are driving after drinking alcohol--but nearly one-third of high school students are texting behind the wheel, according to a survey of 15,000 U.S. high school students (Eaton et al. 2012).
Teens make up the largest group of distracted drivers, and 11% of teen drivers in fatal auto accidents were reported as distracted at the time of the crash. Nearly half of U.S. teens say they have been in a car when the driver was texting (Madden and Lenhart 2009).
Upperclassmen, the students most likely to drive, are the worst violators: 58% of seniors and 42.9% of juniors said they had texted at least once while driving in the month before the study (Eaton et al. …
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Publication information: Article title: Curbing Texting While Driving. Contributors: Bratsis, Michael E. - Author. Journal title: The Science Teacher. Volume: 80. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 2013. Page number: 70. © 2009 National Science Teachers Association. COPYRIGHT 2013 Gale Group.
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