Crash Videos Show Distractions A Big Problem For Teen Drivers

 Thursday, March 26, 2015

 NBC News

Distractions — especially talking with passengers and using cellphones — play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood, according to compelling new evidence cited by safety researchers. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety analyzed nearly 1,700 videos that capture the actions of teen drivers in the moments before a crash. It found that distractions were a factor in nearly 6 of 10 moderate to severe crashes. That’s four times the rate in many previous official estimates that were based on police reports.

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 Monday, August 2, 2010

 USA Today

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 Insurance Institute For Highway Safety