Distracted driving dangers for teens

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Teen driver research projects, conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, have identified factors that increase the danger to teen drivers and their passengers, said Cindy Antrican, public affairs manager with AAA.

They include more people in the car, cell phones and even music on the radio. Distracted teens take their eyes off the road for an average of 4 seconds at a time, which can create a lot of damage when traveling at speeds of 65 miles per hour.

Recognizing these risk factors can be useful in creating a safe driving plan for those teens (both drivers and passengers) planning to attend prom this spring.

More online resources are available for parents at:  http://publicaffairsresources.aaa.biz/teen-driver-safety/teen-driver-image-library/

and  http://lintvwdtn.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/parent.teen.driving.agreement.pdf

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