Federal Study Reveals One Third of U.S. Teens Text while Driving

In Tennessee as well as all over the United States, people and teens texting while driving has been shown to be a big problem. Texting while driving can be very distracting and lead to horrible auto accidents, serious injuries, and even death in some cases. If you or someone you know was seriously injured in an auto accident that involved texting while driving, then you should speak to a Tennessee personal injury lawyer right away. They will hear your case and make sure you receive the compensation you need for the injuries you have suffered.

According to a new federal study, “driving habits of U.S. teens have improved but texting while driving is still a big concern” states the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Information from the Center’s survey showed that one in three high school teens stated that they had e-mailed or texted while driving in the last thirty days. These percentages were higher for upper classmen with almost forty-three percent of juniors texting while driving and fifty-eight percent of seniors in the last thirty days.

In 2010, statistics show that auto accidents resulted in 3,115 deaths of teens ages thirteen to nineteen. The survey did reveal that more teens are wearing their seat belt and fewer teens are driving after drinking. In 2011 only eight percent of teens said they had driven a car after they had been drinking. This is compared to seventeen percent in 1997.
This risk survey shows that great progress has been made but that texting while driving as well as students being bullied in school is still a problem. One in five students reported being bullied in the last year. About sixteen percent of students stated that they were bullied by e-mail, chat rooms, instant messaging, or texting.

This study has shown that texting while driving is still a serious problem among teen drivers and can lead to serious injuries or even death. If you or someone you care about has been injured or died as a result of an auto accident that involved texting while driving, then we strongly recommend that you contact one of our caring and experienced Tennessee car accident lawyer as soon as possible. We will work with you and see to it that you get the compensation you are entitled to for what you have been through.

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