Teen Drivers Ignore Cell Phone Restrictions

June 10, 2008

A new study has shown that teen drivers often ignore restrictions and laws which forbid cell phone use while being behind the wheel.Boston (ChattahBox) – A new study has shown that teen drivers often ignore restrictions and laws which forbid cell phone use while being behind the wheel.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducted the study on cell phone restrictions in North Carolina.

They looked into if the laws had any impact on teen drivers and their cell phone use.

The law was put into place in 2006 and states that those under the age of 18 will be fined if caught using a cell phone while driving.

For the study, they watched teens driving away from their high school before and after the law was put in place. They found no difference in cell phone use at either time.

A follow-up phone survey found that parents and teens support the law, but state that it is not enforced.


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