Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Videos: Teens Say Driving Without Distractions Is Boring

According to a story yesterday on WJLA TV-7, Oprah has made it her mission to stop people from texting and participating in other distractions while driving. But, according to the report, nearly a quarter of teen drivers say the distractions make driving less boring.

Meanwhile, Fox 5 TV also reported on the new survey by AAA Mid-Atlantic and Seventeen Magazine that found that almost nine in 10 teenage drivers have driven while distracted, even though 84 percent of teen drivers know it is dangerous.

The results are based on a survey conducted in May of nearly 2,000 male and female teen drivers, ages 16 through 19. The teens gave a variety of reasons for thinking it’s okay to talk on a cell phone, text or eat while driving, including thinking it would only take a split second, thinking they won't get hurt and saying they are used to multi-tasking.

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