It is estimated that over 50% of all crashes in the U.S are caused by driver distractions.
In U.S, it has been found that approximately 58% crashes take place among teens. There are various reasons behind distracted driving like texting while driving, eating, adjusting music, handling children, using GPS and talking to other person.
Distracted driving can be referred as any action which takes away the driver’s focus and which results into accidents or in any other tragedy. Texting while driving is one of the major reasons of distracted driving. There are other reasons like eating and talking to people also distracts the driver.
Distracted driving is very dangerous because there are cases in which people have lost their lives. This behavior is mostly seen in teenagers so the percentage of crashes is higher in teenagers as comparison to other age group.
1. Evaluate and discuss the negative impact of the four chosen youth risk behaviors on yourself and others.
2. Name and explain two personal values and two skills that can assist you in overcoming barriers regarding risky behavior.
Grade: High School
Subject: Social Studies
Topic: Distracted Driving
Keywords: distractions, driving, dangerous, behavior, teenagers, accidents, crashes, texting