Teenagers finally understood that texting while driving is a dangerous act and hence they no longer text while driving but they are doing worse than texting like doing homework, changing clothes in car, they may be less clear about the risks of these activities.
Researchers at Oregon State University conducted a new study where 1,000 drivers aged between 14 and 18 in Idaho, Oregon and Washington were surveyed.
The result of the survey was surprising as they found teens doing multiple task while driving like changing clothes, working on assignments, putting contact lens, putting on shoes and putting on their makeup.
27 percent of teens changed clothes whole driving, the new study revealed. Last time it was 43 percent of teen’s texting while driving and this number went down to 40 percent this year sounds like good news.
“We were pretty surprised at the changing clothes bit,” says lead researcher David Hurwitz, an assistant professor of transportation engineering at Oregon State University.
The researches also conducted workshop to show the teens how hard it is to concentrate while multitasking, this includes talking on the phone while writing numbers on chalk board.
“Teens are busy, I guess.” said Hurwitz
Distracted driving is a leading cause of accidents among drivers of all ages he further added.