Teens' Dangerous Driving Habits

Posted on behalf of Henness & Haight on Mar 25, 2015 in Car Accident News

Residents in Nevada may be interested in learning more about a recent survey that revealed some surprising trends associated with teenagers' driving habits. The Journal of Transportation Safety and Security published the Oregon State University study on March 16. Approximately 40 percent of the teens surveyed said that they still text while driving. The results actually represented a decline in comparison to previous polls. Researchers claim that cellphones have become the primary distraction for both adult and teenager motorists. Distracted driving is currently the leading cause of accidents among motorists of all ages. The lead researcher contends that any activities that take the driver's eyes from the road may be extremely hazardous or fatal. There have been other studies indicating that parents play a pivotal role in teaching teenagers to be safer drivers.

Researchers also discovered that awareness campaigns have been effective in reducing the number of teens that are texting while driving. The survey showed that 27 percent of the teenaged respondents have changed their clothes and shoes while operating a motor vehicle. Teens also admitted to doing homework, putting makeup on and changing contact lenses while driving their vehicle. Some of the other activities that can be just as dangerous as driving while texting include using a GPS, changing the radio or talking on a cellphone while driving.

Researchers claim that any multitasking while driving may be potentially dangerous for any motorist. People who are injured by a distracted driver might be interested in contacting legal counsel about filing a lawsuit. Lawyers may be able to review the facts of the case and help identify those who might be held liable for the resulting damages. Plaintiffs in these cases are usually entitled to receive compensation designed to offset medical expenses, lost wages and repair costs. If you have been injured in a car accident contact one of the reputable Las Vegas car accident attorneys at Henness & Haight for a free consultation.