A study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety simulated with dash cams what happens when a teen is distracted behind the wheel.
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety hopes the study will shed light on the magnitude of the dangers in teen driving.
New statistics show the majority, 6 out of 10, of teens who crash were distracted. Those distractions don’t only include texting while driving but also talking to passengers and adjusting the radio.
Those numbers are more than four times the rate that officials previously estimated based on police accident reports.
People with the study, traffic safety groups, and Johnson all hope these shocking numbers are a wake up call for all teens behind the wheel and their parents.
44 states, including North Carolina and D.C., ban texting for all drivers. Now, people want tougher laws on teen driver cell phone use.