Plugged In: Distracted driving likely cause in more than half of all teen crashes

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Every parents worries when they hand their teenagers the keys to the car. Alarming dashcam video proves parents have reason to worry.

Teens are easily distracted behind the wheel and a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety suggests distracted driving is a much more serious problem among teens than previously thought.

An analysis of nearly 1700 dashcam videos showed distracted driving was a factor in 58 percent of teen crashes. The most common distractions were interacting with other passengers and cellphone use.

Click here to read more from the study and then head over to our Facebook page to let us know what you think should be done to combat distracted driving among teens. Todd Meany might share your comments during Plugged In from 6:25 – 9 a.m. on Fox 8 News in the Morning.

 

 

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