Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Study: 70% of Teens ‘App While Driving’, Don’t Think It’s A Distraction

BALTIMORE (WJZ)–A recent study finds that while teens aren’t texting and driving as much, they’re still plenty distracted on the roads due to smartphone apps.

A survey by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Student Against Destructive Decisions found 70 percent of teens admit to “apping while driving” and nearly 80 percent don’t believe they’re a distraction.

“Even a short glace away from the roadway can have a profound impact on your ability to respond,” said researcher, Dr. William Horrey.

Experts say the most commonly used apps while in our cars are music, navigation systems, and our cameras.



Anonymous said...

Car farts are the worst distraction. Get a really bad one and you'll likely see all the passenger hanging their heads out of open windows. Car Farts should be outlawed when you have car passengers.

Anonymous said...

This behavior kills many people, just like DUI. Sad to see people making a joke of it.

Anonymous said...

Texting while driving is no more distracting than listening to the radio while driving.
I see cops typing on laptops while driving all the time.

Anonymous said...

Idiots who think they know it all.

Anonymous said...

Any teen with a phone cannot stay off it. They are definitely addicted.