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Distractions On the Rise for Teen Drivers

A new AAA study shows distractions are on the rise for Teen Drivers. The new follow up report from the AAA Foundation is part of the most comprehensive eight year research project ever conducted into crash videos of teen drivers. AAA spokesperson Cynthia Harris says they used dash cam technology to record what teen drivers were doing in the moments leading up to a crash.

click to listen to Cynthia Harris
Triple A  also found the 100 deadliest days for teens begins after Memorial Day and runs through  the end of Summer. Harris says there are a lot of reasons to be alarmed by this because over the past 5 years more than 5,000 people have been killed in crashes that involved teen drivers who had been distracted.

click to listen to Cynthia Harris

Harris says distraction continues to be one of the leading causes of crashes for teen drivers. By better understanding how teens are distracted on the road, we can better prevent deaths throughout the 100 Deadliest Days and the rest of the year.



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