GHSA releases report on distracted teen driving

A report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) released on August 26 discusses teen drivers’ attitudes towards mobile phone use behind the wheel.

The report, entitled Distracted & Dangerous: Helping States Keep Teens Focused on the Road, stated that 88.4% of individuals aged 16 to 18 believe talking on phone while driving poses safety hazard. More than 80% of the same age group also believe it is dangerous to text and update social media while driving.

However, the report also showed a clear gap between what they know and what they are actually doing behind the wheel. The report stated that as teens and new drivers become more confident in their driving, their disapproval of these dangerous driving practices becomes weaker.

In the state of Michigan, different localities are implementing specific laws regarding cell phone use while driving. The city of Detroit, for instance, forbids all hand held electronic usage while driving. If you believe a distracted driver has been the cause of a damaging car accident, contact our Detroit-based personal injury lawyers at Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys for help. They might be able to assist you in filing a claim when you call (866) 644-6587 today.