The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety conducted research about how young adults drive and their habits as well. Distracted Driving Among Newly Licensed Teen Driver is the name of the study. What the research targets on is precisely how teenagers act while driving and what precisely the usual causes of incidents are by having a camera installed in their vehicles. It is believed that the main reason of teenager demise today is due to automobile accidents.

AAA discovered the fact that the majority of adolescent drivers are often doing distracting activities. Sending text messages, makeup application, and other grooming routines are part of these actions. Another distracting practice among the motorists was reaching for items in and about the car.

The investigation identified that the biggest distraction for all teenage drivers was the usage of electronic devices. The shocking thing is that 70% of the total number of motorists utilize an electronic device. This number significantly increase on older teenager motorists.

Another huge factor is gender simply because this research discovered that teen females tend to be more frequently making use of electronics similar to mobile phones as compared with teen males. Drinking, eating, and grabbing stuffs whilst driving is quite distracting, and it is also discovered that female teen drivers do this more frequently than teenage male drivers.

It was also found that teens tend to minimize distracting behaviors when parents or other adults will accompany them whilst driving. Distracting behaviors increase if they’re just accompanied by other teens. Distracting behavior increases if they are only driving with teenagers.

Considering that accidents caused by distracted driving increase made this a not surprising research. Our office congratulates all of the efforts of lawmakers, educators and those who help reduce distracted driving behaviors in South Florida’s streets. Nonetheless, more should be carried out to protect drivers, passengers as well as pedestrians. 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 legal blog “On the Docket,” Pynchon also authored the book “A is for A**hole, the Grownups' ABCs of Conflict Resolution.