Is Teen Distracted Driving a Problem in Pennsylvania?

Yes, distracted driving is a big issue in Pennsylvania.

Research indicates a person is 23 times more likely to be involved in a wreck if they are texting while driving. Today, texting and driving is an epidemic in Pennsylvania and across the nation.

Recently a survey conducted by AT&T revealed that 75 percent of teens say they text and drive and so do their friends. A very similar survey done by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) showed that at least 25 percent of teens confessed to texting while driving, at least once, every time they got behind the wheel and 20 percent carried on multiple text conversations while driving.

At Placidi, Parini, Grasinger & Page we strongly encourage drivers of all ages to never text and drive.

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