This story is so outrageously stupid that it’s hard to believe. It seems like the kind of story you’d read in the Enquirer – not the New York Times.
Sadly, automobile crashes continue to be the #1 cause of death and injuries for teens in the U.S. Many of these crashes are preventable.
Chapel Hill confronts distracted driving. New cell phone driving ban in Chapel Hill says drivers over 18 are prohibited from using a cell phone while driving.
Nearly 80 percent of crashes and 65 percent of near-crashes involved some form of driver inattention within three seconds before the event
Teens learn to drive with a parent or instructor. There is no radio, no chatter or distractions. Teens learn to drive in un-realistic driving situations.
You need two hands on the wheel. Eating and drinking are distractions that take your mind off driving and at least one hand off the wheel.
These campaigns are part of a growing concern about the need for teens to learn how to drive a car in a safe and responsible manner.