GREENSBORO, N.C. — Distracted driving kills. But a new study finds parents are just as likely to drive distracted as teenage drivers.
According to Boston CBS, it’s estimated nine people are killed and more than 1,000 are injured every day by a distracted driver.
The study by Brigham and Women’s Hospital found parents of all ages reported texting while driving in the past month and two-thirds reported reading texts while driving. It also revealed the more people texted, the more likely they were to report having been in a car crash.
Dr. Regan Bergmark is a surgeon and the Brigham the study’s lead author. “When you look at this research, people know it’s unsafe but they’ve gotten away with it, and so people do it,” said Dr. Bergmark. “And we haven’t found a way to address that.”
You can limit or block texts while driving using apps and features on your smartphone.
While there are apps and features on your smartphone that can limit or block texts while you’re behind the wheel, they’re not perfect, but they’re a start.
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