AAA Says 60 Percent of Teen Crashes are Because of Distracted Driving
According to WILX-TV 10, AAA spent 8 years, using dashboard cameras, to watch teen drivers 8 seconds before and 4 seconds after a crash.
What most parents would be shocked to see, the inside environment of teen car with teen passengers, there's just a lot of distractions.
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the number of people killed in crashes involving a teenager driver averages 10 a day. That's 16 percent higher than the rest of the year.
AAA says 60 percent of teen crashes are because of distracted driving, but cell phones are not number one on the list. That top spot goes to passengers contributing to 15 percent of crashes, compared to 12 percent for cell phones.
Parents should explain the dangers to your teen driver. Help them understand how to control the environment.