In its report published on August 26, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) found out that a majority of teens know it is dangerous to text and drive. However, the study also found that their disapproval of this practice begins to weaken as they gain driving experience.
According to the report, entitled Distracted & Dangerous: Helping States Keep Teens Focused on the Road, 87.4% of teens 16 to 18 years of age believe texting or emailing while driving is a threat to their safety. 88.4% of them believe it is unsafe to talk on the phone while behind the wheel, and 85.5% of them consider updating social media while driving as dangerous.
Unfortunately, the report also stated that as these young people age and become more comfortable and confident in their driving skills, they are more likely to engage in these unsafe practices despite knowledge that they are dangerous.
Illinois state law provides different restrictions when it comes to cell phone use while driving. If a distracted driver has been the cause of a car accident you had been involved in, explore the possibility of filing a lawsuit with the help of our legal team at Disparti Law Group, P.A. Call us at (800) 633-4091 today.