April 15th, 2013
12:18 AM ET

Study: Young drivers use gadgets when alone

Young drivers are getting the message that distracted driving can be deadly, but a new study released Monday reports drivers ages 16 to 21 put themselves at far higher risk when driving alone.

Peer pressure and high-profile anti-distracted-driving campaigns are having an impact, with more than three quarters of young drivers saying they don't mind having to disconnect from electronics while driving.

But those solo trips without peer pressure or a parent present are when young drivers are increasingly susceptible to the distractions of electronic devices, the study, commissioned by Bridgestone and conducted by SurveyU, shows.


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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    I wouldn't mind as much if these cool young ones endangered only themselves while driving. I'm driving on that same road with them.

    April 15, 2013 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Well really @ Joey, what can we expect? Todays youth has little to no respect for others or for rules in particular. I know growing up if i was as disrespectful as they are i would either be picking myself up off the floor or out cuttin a switch for my dad to use on my backside!

    April 15, 2013 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |