How teens act when driving is the subject of a research created by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The research conducted was referred to as Distracted Driving Among Newly Licensed Teen Driver. The study goes like this; teenager drivers will be checked through a video recorder in their automobile and with this, the cause of potential mishaps will be figured out. Automobile accidents are the very known cause of death among teenagers nowadays.

AAA observed that distracting activities are critical among all teen motorists. Such actions that give high levels of distraction are text messaging, grooming practices, cellular phones and makeup application. Reaching for things in the automobile is also identified as a distracting behavior engaged in by the motorists.

The investigation identified the fact that utilizing electronics distracts a teenage motorist than any other thing. An startling 70% of the drivers made use of an electronic device while driving. This percentage even increase on older teenage drivers.

Male teen drivers don’t use electronic devices as frequently as girl drivers do. Moreover, women do more activities that keep them distracted as compared to men. Such distractive actions involve reaching for things, eating and drinking. This only demonstrates that gender affects such.

What was specifically interesting was the finding that when parents or adults were in the vehicle, distracting behavior among the teens decreased. However, it is the exact opposite whenever it’s just their peers that are accompanying them. They aren’t scared to perform distracting activities only if their friends are in the vehicle with them.

It isn’t astonishing to find out the result of the study. Numerous accidents take place because of these annoying activities. We commend people who advocate safe driving and steer clear of distracting driving habits in South Florida. These folks include educators as well as law makes who live in the state. Even so, there is more which should be carried out to assure safety for all on the road. Injury

Victoria Pynchon is an attorney-mediator and arbitrator. She is also a principal in the She Negotiates Consulting and Training firm for which her blog “She Negotiates” is named. In addition to writing for the Forbes.com legal blog “On the Docket,” Pynchon also authored the book “A is for A**hole, the Grownups' ABCs of Conflict Resolution.