Distracted Teen Drivers Often on Cellphone With Parent

Posted on: 08/15/2014

Up to half of teens talking on cellphones while driving are speaking with their mother or father, according to new research. “A lot of parents aren’t really aware of how important it is to be a good role model and how dangerous it is for their teen to answer a cellphone while driving,” said study author Noelle LaVoie, a cognitive psychologist and president of Parallel Consulting in Petaluma, Calif. “There is certainly [prior research] showing that parents might not be modeling the best behavior for teens,” she added, “and we know a lot of parents talk on the phone while driving. But this was a real shock.” The findings are scheduled to be presented Friday at the American Psychological Association’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Research presented at scientific conferences typically has not been published or peer-reviewed and is considered preliminary. Please Click Here for more information!!

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