How teens behave behind the wheel is the subject of a study created by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. It was referred to as as Distracted Driving Among Newly Licensed Teen Driver. This study entails putting a video within the vehicle of teens which recorded what they carry out whenever they drive and then attempting to determine what precisely really triggers them to put their lives in danger. It is believed that the major reason of teen deaths nowadays is due to car accidents.

AAA uncovered the reality that many teenage motorists are frequently doing distracting actions. Texting, makeup application, and other grooming habits are part of these activities. Another distracting practice among the motorists was reaching for items in and about the automobile.

Teens get quickly diverted whenever they make use of gadgets as they drive. Almost a quarter percentage of teens violate this tight driving protocol. But not only that, many older teens were also carrying this out on their own.

It has also been viewed that teenage girls make use of electronics a lot more than men. Moreover, girls are so preoccupied with other things that distract them in comparison to men. Reaching for things, eating, and drinking are probably the most typical aspects. It is learned that gender plays a big role.

Yet another interesting finding of this study is the fact that whenever parents or some other adults are inside the vehicle, teens tend to decrease their annoying behaviors. However, it’s the exact opposite when it’s just their peers that are accompanying them. Distracting behavior increases if they’re only driving with other teenagers.

The outcomes uncovered from the study is no longer a surprise. Accidents that happened because of distracted driving have increased. We take our hats off to those in South Florida who’re pushing to spread awareness regarding the hazards of distracting habits. These includes the law makers as well as educators of the said state. But one has to admit the belief that it is still a long way to be certain that those drivers, passengers and also pedestrians are safe when they are in the road.

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.