Texting While Driving Extremely Risky For Teenagers
TUCSON, AZ – For teenagers, the 2 risky behaviors which are at the top of the list are driving under the influence of alcohol and smoking cigarettes.
Nowadays, the most risky factors include texting while driving a motor vehicle, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
According to the CDC, they surveyed the teenagers and the report shows that more than 40% said that they had texted or emailed while driving a motor vehicle. This is despite the commercials that show the dangers of texting and driving, and a lot of cities like Tucson that have a ban on texting and driving.
Summer time is the most dangerous time of the year for teenage drivers, said AAA Arizona. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, 218 teens died on Arizona roadways from 2007 to 2012.
11 individuals were charged for texting and driving in the City of Tucson in 2013. 1 of all the charges filed was for causing a motor vehicle crash. In 2014, a total of 9 charges have been filed for texting and driving in Tucson, and one of the charges was for causing a crash.
A charge for texting while driving can be costly which is $150 plus other fees.
News Source: www.TucsonNewsNow.com