Teens Talk

This article discusses the cellphone usage of teenage drivers in states such as North Carolina, where teens are prohibited from talking on phones while driving. The article describes the findings of a study done in North Carolina by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in which researchers observed cellphone use of teen drivers and asked teens and parents about their attitudes towards cellphone use and the ban. The study led researchers to conclude that the ban had not reduced teen driver cellphone use although the majority of teens and parents knew about the law and approved of it. The article did note, however, that longer term studies in New York and the District of Columbia showed a higher compliance rate of teen drivers, possibly due to tougher enforcement of the law.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-3
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01105531
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 3 2008 6:54PM