Drivers in California spend a good amount of time on the road. Any time you hit the road, it potentially exposes you to more danger. Some of the dangers can come in the form of distracted driving. If you have a teen driver, distracted driving may be one of your biggest concerns when it comes to their safety when out and about.
Teen Driver Source examines a few statistics and facts about how distracted driving in particular affects the teenage age group of drivers. Distracted driving among teens contributes in part to a higher rate of fatalities and crashes. There are many reasons for this. For one, teen drivers are some of the least experienced on the road. While a more seasoned driver may be able to correct their mistakes safely, a new driver is much less likely to be capable of doing that, especially when in the middle of the situation that needs correcting.
Peer trends also affect how teens view distracted driving. Despite the push to ensure that distracted driving is treated seriously, many younger and newer drivers don’t see a problem with it. This is because they see their friends driving while texting, talking to other passengers and so on, and seemingly facing no repercussions. They assume the same will happen with them, and that their friends will be fine any time they drive while distracted.
Learning the truth of the dangers of distracted driving can come at a high price. In order to try cutting down on that, even more campaigns targeting the teenage group of drivers may be released in the future.