Study Finds Cell Phone Distractions in Most Teen Crashes

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Distracted driving is a factor in almost six out of 10 moderate to severe crashes involving teenage drivers, four times the rate cited in many previous estimates, reports the Kansas City Star. A new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety examined almost 1,700 in-car videos that showed what teen drivers were doing in the seconds before a wreck. The results reinforced suspicions of traffic safety officials who believe distracted-driving incidents involving teens to be greatly underreported.

The video evidence is wince-worthy, as young people stare at cellphones or talk with friends . . .

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