Study: Extra Passengers Are Biggest Distraction For Teen Drivers


 carsThe stretch between Memorial Day and Labor Day is known as the 100 deadliest days for teens, when they are out of school and on the roads.

As CBS 2’s Kathryn Brown reported Thursday, the most dangerous thing teens are doing may surprise you. And it may be sitting right next to the teens as they drive.

“I drive my siblings every morning to school, and they are actually very distracting when it comes to driving,” said Alex Rosenzweig, 18.

It’s not texting, or even talking on the cellphone that’s the biggest distraction, according to the National Safety Council.

The council said the biggest distraction is actually passengers – who they are, and how many.

A new study found teens were 44 percent more likely to be involved in a fatal crash when they had passengers in the car with them.

Read more at CBS NEW YORK.

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