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Is your teen at risk?

Is your teen at risk?

Courtesy of: http://www.onlineschools.com Teenagers and their cell phones are seemingly inseparable—even when they are behind the wheel of a car. In fact, teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19 make up the largest percentage of drivers distracted by mobile devices. In a 2012 poll conducted by AAA, 94% of teens admitted that texting and driving is dangerous but 35% said they do it anyway. When compared to adults, teenagers are four times more likely to be involved in a car accident. Sadly, an average of 11 teen drivers is killed every day as a result of texting and driving. Teens who text while driving are 23 times more likely to be involved in a car accident. Just reaching for their phone makes them 1.4 times more likely to be involved an accident. An even scarier statistic is that 77% of young adults are convinced t ... read more

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