About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Teens Continue to Text and Drive in the US

by Kathy Jones on May 6, 2013 at 9:15 PM
Font : A-A+

 Teens Continue to Text and Drive in the US

Nearly half of teenage drivers in the United States continue to text while driving despite high profile campaigns and laws against such a practice, a new study reveals.

Researchers at Cohen Children's Medical Center in New York made use of the data from the 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in which more than 7,800 US high school children took part.

Advertisement

The participants were asked whether they had texted or sent e-mails while driving a motor vehicle over the past 30 days and the researchers found that around 43 percent of the students admitted doing so. The results of the study were presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting on Saturday.

"Texting while driving has become, in the words of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a 'national epidemic'. Although teens may be developmentally predisposed to engage in risk-taking behavior, reducing the prevalence of texting while driving is an obvious and important way to ensure the health and safety of teen drivers, their passengers and the surrounding public", the principal investigator, Alexandra Bailin said.



Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Contraceptive Pills in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Curtail Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Mushroom May Help Cut Down the Odds of Developing Depression
How to Battle Boredom during COVID
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.


Recommended Reading
Alcohol and Driving
Alcohol and driving do not mix. Drunken driving is the cause of many deaths in the world....
Women More Prone to Road Rage
If you find your self getting mad and cursing under your breath while driving, you are a victim of ....

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use