Most teens think they know everything. When it comes to texting and driving, they do apparently understand the risks. The problem is, according to a recent survey, is that they do it anyway. This puts them at risk of being injured in a car accident.
What a recent survey found
AT&T conducted a survey involving teens and their driving habits. The results were alarming. According to those surveyed:
- 97 percent admit to understanding that texting while driving is dangerous
- 43 percent admit to texting and driving anyway
- 75 percent witness their friends doing it on a regular basis
Adults are setting bad examples
Many parents are shocked to learn that their teens drive in unsafe manners. However, the same study cites that 77 percent of those surveyed say adults text and drive “all the time.”
You can’t always control what another driver might do
No matter how safe of a driver your teen is, you can’t always protect them from a serious car accident. They share the roadways with other drivers who may frequently take their eyes off the road to send or read texts. This could be deadly.
That is why you should speak to an experienced car accident attorney who can advise you of your child’s rights and help them get the best settlement possible.
If your teen has been injured in a car accident, contact one of our experienced Daytona Beach car accident attorneys at Johnson & Gilbert, P.A. at (386) 673-4412 or (800) 556-8890.