This week is National Teen Driver Safety Week, a week in which everybody promotes safe driving among teenagers and young adults that just got their license. Some states are making special campaigns for this week. For instance, in Ohio, digital signs are put everywhere. These signs say that texting is less important than safe driving. The signs also warn people that in this state 110 teenagers died in 2016 because they were not paying attention while driving.
The biggest problem when it comes to accidents made by teenagers while driving is that they are not paying attention to the road. They prefer to change the station on the radio, to eat or to use their phone. The warnings that tell teenagers to stop using their phones while driving are everywhere, including schools.
A driving instructor, Jon Brown, says that he has seen a lot of people using their phones while they are on the road.
Many students admit the fact that they use their phones even when they drive. They also mentioned that when you first get your license you are careful but after a few months you think that you are capable of doing both things at the same time.
It is very hard to get used to the car once you get your license. Many things can be dangerous while you are driving but not paying attention while driving can be fatal.
The statistics are concerning when it comes to teen drivers. In the last 3 years, there have been 92,000 accidents in Ohio only. In more than 70% of the cases, teenagers were guilty for not paying attention to the road or for making beginners mistakes.
Policemen want to warn teen drivers that while they are texting anything can happen, it does not matter for how long you are texting. In just 2 seconds an animal can get in the road in front of the car or a person could cross the street. Anything can happen but if they are careful and pay attention to the road they can prevent so many accidents from happening.
What is your opinion about teen drivers? Do you think that they should be more careful?
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