Texting Dangerous as Cellphone Talking for Teen Drivers


Although tex­ting while dri­ving isn’t ille­gal, 37% of teens said it is extreme­ly dis­tract­ing. One study showed that dri­ver inat­ten­tion was cit­ed in almost 80 per­cent of crash­es and 65 per­cent of near-crash­es with­in three sec­onds of the crash. Talk­ing on a cell phone was the most com­mon dis­trac­tion, fol­lowed by drowsi­ness.