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Young drivers still naive about road dangers

Posted On Mon, April 30, 2012

Bridgestone Americas released a survey which showed that while many young drivers know about the dangers of not paying attention on the road, they don't see themselves as drivers who take part in such activities.

More than 30 percent of drivers aged 15-21 noted that they read text messages while driving, according to the report. Another two-thirds noted that their driving practices are typically very safe. Of those, 50 percent said that their parents would agree that they drive safely.

"People often believe they drive safely and responsibly, especially our newest drivers," said Angela Patterson, manager of the Teens Drive Smart Program for Bridgestone Americas. "However, we need to reinforce that it only takes one time - one sip of coffee, one change of the radio station, one glimpse at the cell phone - to cause or be involved in a crash that could have dire consequences."

The report added that girls typically drive distracted more often than boys do. In addition, a significant portion of those polled noted that their parents don't drive safely.

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