AAA: Teen drivers more distracted than ever

A new AAA report says teen drivers are more distracted than ever. AAA says passenger interaction makes up 15 percent of teen driving accidents.

AAA study shows teens are too distracted while driving.

AAA study shows teens are too distracted while driving. (3/25/15)

THE BRONX - A new AAA report says teen drivers are more distracted than ever.

AAA says passenger interaction makes up 15 percent of teen driving accidents. Texting and cellphone use was the second biggest cause, according to the report. Lastly, looking at something inside the car led to 10 percent of crashes.

Experts say that distraction plays a role in more than half of teen car crashes.     

AAA says junior license programs may help young drivers get the practice they need, but avoiding accidents comes down to parents encouraging their kids to be safe.

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