The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety facilitates an in-car video research to the practices of teenage drivers that is called the Distracted Driving Among Newly Licensed Teen Driver. This website showed you a post before that auto accidents is the primary factor to adolescent deaths. For that reason, research was held in order to find out just what actions these motorists engage in that puts them in peril.

The AAA was able to view teenager activities behind the wheel during the course of study. They are busy carrying out another thing which distracts them while driving a vehicle. These kinds of distraction involves the constant use of mobiles and looking usually in the mirror to apply make up among other stuff. Often, they even attempt to get a certain thing on the other side of the automobile though it is difficult to get.

Using electronic gadgets was also figured out to be the primary distraction of teenagers while driving a vehicle. It is confirmed that this big mistake is committed by about 70% of teen drivers. Surprisingly, even older teenagers are responsible of this act.

It was found in this research that female youngsters use greater amounts of their time in making use of mobile phones as well as other electronics when compared to males that is why gender is recognized as a major factor. Drinking, eating, as well as grabbing stuffs whilst driving is very distracting, and it’s also also found that female teen drivers do this more than teenage male drivers.

What was especially interesting was the finding that when parents or adults were in the vehicle, distracting behavior among the teens decreased. Distracting behaviors increase if they are only accompanied by other teenagers. With teens in the vehicle annoying activities actually increased.

This study is no longer a surprise as distracted driving accidents increase in number. Our office congratulates all the efforts of lawmakers, educators and those who help reduce distracted driving behaviors in South Florida’s streets. On the other hand, they still have to do a lot of things to protect pedestrians, drivers and also passengers.

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.